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Species Eupithecia fletcherata - Hodges#7491

Geometrid - Eupithecia fletcherata - female Geometrid - Eupithecia fletcherata - male Geometrid - Eupithecia fletcherata - female genitalia - Eupithecia fletcherata - female genitalia - Eupithecia fletcherata - female genitalia - Eupithecia fletcherata - male Eupithecia fletcherata  - Eupithecia fletcherata - female
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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 fletcherata (Eupithecia fletcherata - Hodges#7491)
Hodges Number
7491
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia fletcherata Taylor, 1907
Phylogenetic sequence #910338
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of Dr. James Fletcher (1852–1908), botanist and entomologist of the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa.
Size
Wingspan about 17-21 mm (Taylor, 1907). (1)
Larvae mature to about 25 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References.
Larva - pale brown with a dark brown diamond pattern dorsally. (2)
Range
Records from North Carolina and Tennessee northeast to Maine, southern Ontario east to New Brunswick. (1)
Food
Larval host is alder (Alnus). (2)
Life Cycle
Overwinters in the pupal stage. (2)
Print References
Taylor, G.W. 1907. Description of Eupithecia fletcherata, a geometrid moth from Ottawa, new to science. The Ottawa Naturalist 20(10): 200-202
Internet References
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Annotated list of forest insects of British Columbia, part 3 - Eupithecia spp., part 4 - Hydriomena spp. (Geometridae).
D.A. Ross & D. Evens. 1956. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of British Columbia.52: 36-39.