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Species Eupithecia affinata - Hodges#7495

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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 affinata (Eupithecia affinata - Hodges#7495)
Hodges Number
7495
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia affinata – (Pearsall, 1908)
Identification

ductus bursae with collar-like colliculum; wide sclerotized and striated band extending down from colliculum; rounded corpus bursae with spines and a lateral patch of spinules.
Range
In the east, Ontario and Quebec to N. Carolina and Indiana. In the west, CO, AZ, UT, NM and Mexico
Season
Adults August to September; recorded in April in Grant Co, NM.
Food
smooth false foxglove (Massachusetts specimen)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
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Works Cited
1.Lepidoptera of North America 14. Geometroidea: Geometridae: Larentiinae: Eupitheciini (Part)
Clifford D. Ferris. 2017. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University, p.1-103.
2.Guide to the Geometridae of Canada (Lepidoptera) VI. subfamily Larentiinae, revision of the genus Eupithecia
K.B. Bolte. 1990. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 122(S151): 3-253.