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Geometridae
910452.00 – 7611   Eupithecia gypsata Grote, 1882

Jim Eckert
Distribution: Holotype: Arizona.
Genitalia: See Plate 156 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
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Synonymy: Eupethecia [sic] gypsata Grote, 1882
Taxonomic Notes: Eupithecia gypsata Grote, 1882, rev. comb., was formerly in the genus Prorella (Schmidt & McGuinness in Pohl & Nanz 2023).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eupithecia gypsata
Charles W. Melton
Eupithecia gypsata
18mm – Jim Vargo

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