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91a0282 – 7579   Eupithecia purpurissata Grossbeck, 1908
Distribution Data for Eupithecia purpurissata
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Genitalia: See Plate 122 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
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Synonymy: Eupithecia purpurissata Grossbeck, 1908
Eupithecia valariata Pearsall, 1910
Tephroclystia muriflua Dyar, 1923
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eupithecia purpurissata
20mm - - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Eupithecia purpurissata
Jeff Smith
Eupithecia purpurissata
Jeff Smith

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