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Eupithecia - Eupithecia assimilata - female

Eupithecia - Eupithecia assimilata - Female
Iron Springs Bog Scientific and Natural Area, Clearwater County, Minnesota, USA
June 23, 2015
Came to BL in conifer bog. Abdomen sent for dissection. WS ~ 16 mm but with considerable wing drop so this is an undermeasurement.

ID confirmed by dissection -
ID confirmed by dissection - appendix bursae is straight, compared to E. russeliata which has a bend. Ductus bursae with large patch of spines dorsally below the colliculum, which narrows and appears as transverse patch of spines ventrally; ventral side mainly membranous (in E. russeliata, the ventral side is completely sclerotized).

Moved from Eupithecia.

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