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Genus Eupithecia

Caterpillar - Eupithecia Caterpillar - Eupithecia miserulata Small worm on sunflower - Eupithecia miserulata caterpillar - Aug. 14 - Eupithecia miserulata caterpillar - Aug. 17 - Eupithecia miserulata Geometrid caterpillar - Eupithecia miserulata Geometridae, spent pupal case - Eupithecia miserulata V Backed Caterpillar_MG_8700 - Eupithecia miserulata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Eupitheciini
Genus Eupithecia
Numbers
about 160 Eupithecia species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)62 species in Canada (CBIF)
several species are holarctic
Identification
many Eupithecia species require dissection for identification and there are many undescribed species(1)

Adults at rest often hold their long forewings (with hindwings hidden beneath) at right-angles to the body, giving a distinctive "soaring hawk" appearance.
Food
Larvae feed mostly on Asteraceae and also other plant families.
Life Cycle
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Print References
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(3)
Internet References
pinned adult images of all Eupithecia species in Canada (CBIF)
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
James H. McDunnough. 1949. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93(8).
3.The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of Mississippi and Louisiana
Frederick H. Rindge. 1985. American Museum Novitates 2809:1-18.