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Species Eupithecia intricata - Hodges#7518

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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 intricata (Eupithecia intricata - Hodges#7518)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia intricata (Zetterstedt, 1839)
Eupithecia chagnonii Swett, 1911
Eupithecia gibsonata Taylor, 1910
Eupithecia taylorata Swett, 1907
Larentia arceuthata of authors not Freyer, 1842
Eupithecia helveticaria Boisduval, 1840
Larentia intricata Zetterstedt, 1839
Phylogenetic Sequence # 910363
simple uncus, 8th sternite
eastern Newfoundland to western British Columbia including Queen Charlotte Islands; north to Rampart House, Yukon Territory, and near Matagami, Quebec, and south to Mt. Evans Colorado, and according to McDunnough (1949), Cisco Placer County, CA. (K.B. Bolte 1990)
adults early May to early July. Larvae from late June to early October (Prentice 1963). Pupae overwinter. (K.B. Bolte, 1990)
usually found on Thuja occidentalis and Juniperus communis; occasionally on Juniperus scopulorum, Thuja plicata. (K.B. Bolte, 1990)
Print References
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.
3.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).
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems