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910402.007564Eupithecia stellata (Hulst, 1896)

20mm - SK - Allan Magnus
Distribution: Canada: SK, AB; USA:NM - BOLD (NM record appears to be confirmed by DNA).
Type Locality: Colorado.
Field Marks:
Wingspan: ~24 mm.
Genitalia: See Plate 106 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
Similar Species:
  • 7565 Eupithecia bowmani is smaller. The hindwing tends to be lighter and less smoky colored with st. line less obviously scalloped.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
  • Barcode of Life Data System (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): 30.
  • 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)
  • Hulst, G.D., 1896. Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 23: 270.
  • 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): 651.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species page at E. H. Strickland Museum.
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23mm - SK - Allan Magnus
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