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Geometridae
910313.007551Eupithecia interruptofasciata Packard, 1873 – Juniper Looper Moth

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Distribution: Canada: NF, BC, YT; USA:New England south to MA - (Bolte, 1990:68).
Type Locality: Waco, TX.
Genitalia: See Plate 17 & 188 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
Plate 210 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2019).
Similar Species:
  • Eupithecia niphadophilata is separated by genitalia.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eupithecia interruptofasciata Packard, 1873
Geometra pusillata of authors not [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Eupithecia quebecata Taylor, 1910
Geometra sobrinata of authors not Hübner, [1817]
Taxonomic Notes: Eupithecia interruptofasciata Packard, 1873, formerly treated as the subspecies of Eupithecia pusillata found in North American, is raised to full species status in Bolte (1990), Mem. Entomol. Soc. Can., 122(S151):67.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Bolte, K.B., 1990. Guide to the Geometridae of Canada (Lepidoptera) VI. Subfamily Larentiinae 1. Revision of the Genus Eupithecia. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 122(S151): 3-253.
  • Ferris, C.D., 2018. Geometridae: Larentiinae: Eupitheciini (Part). Lepidoptera of North America, Part 14. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University, - 191 color plates of adult moths w/ genitalia. (accessed 9/28/2018)
  • Ferris, C.D., 2019. Geometridae: Larentiinae: Eupitheciini (Part). Lepidoptera of North America, Part 14. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University, Supplement, 35 color plates of adult moths w/ genitalia. (accessed 12/7/2019)
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1949. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 93(8): 533-728.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eupithecia interruptofasciata
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Eupithecia interruptofasciata
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Eupithecia interruptofasciata
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© Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia interruptofasciata
© Canadian National Collection LG


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