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91a0244 – 7540   Eupithecia perfusca (Hulst, 1898)

Dick Wilson - DNA
Genitalia: See Plate 86 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tephroclystis perfusca Hulst, 1898
Eupithecia alberta Taylor, 1906
Tephroclystia cootenaiata Dyar, 1904
Eupithecia hanhami Taylor, 1906
Phalaena innotata of authors not Hufnagel, 1767
Eupithecia kootenaiata Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Eupithecia winnata Taylor, 1910
Eupithecia youngata Taylor, 1906
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.25f; p. 230. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Eupithecia perfusca
Dick Wilson - DNA
Eupithecia perfusca
LG – Jim Troubridge
Eupithecia perfusca
21mm – Jim Vargo
Eupithecia perfusca
20mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Eupithecia perfusca
Canadian National Collection LG

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