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Species Eupithecia longidens - Hodges#7454

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Eupitheciini
Genus Eupithecia
Species longidens (Eupithecia longidens - Hodges#7454)
Hodges Number
7454
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tephroclystia longidens Hulst, 1896 (1)
Eupithecia longidens (Hulst, 1896)
Eupithecia kerrvillaria Cassino & Swett, 1924
Eupithecia longidens kerrvillaria McDunnough, 1949 (2)
Identification
See this annotated example on iNaturalist. Based on the subspecies kerrvillaria in Texas:
a. FW crossed by two nearly complete fine dark lines, the inner one nearly/actually touching the dark cell spot; both lines are continued across the HW.
b. Dark smudges in a couple of patches along the inner side of the thin white subterminal line; note also that the white subterminal line does not form a conspicuous white dot in the outer angle;
c. Each abdominal segment has a combination of a dull white (buff) spot and a small blackish inverted chevron, resulting in an interrupted line of dark dots down the center of the abdomen; and
d. At the rear of the thorax, there is a conspicuous pale/white triangular patch which is typically bisected by black (with a dark area immediately in front of it). In the Common Pug Moth, this pale spot is either absent or not bisected by black.
Range
Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.
ssp. kerrvillaria is found in Texas (2)
Print References
Blanchard, A., Knudson, E.C. 1985. The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of Texas, with the description of a new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 87(3): 665, fig. 5-8.
Cassino, S.E., Swelt, L.W., 1924. Some New Eupithecias. The Lepidopterist 4(4): 27
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 (1)
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): 549; plate 26, fig. 5. (2)
Works Cited
1.Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species
George D. Hulst. 1896. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 23: 245-386.
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems