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Species Eupithecia niphadophilata - Hodges#7552

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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 niphadophilata (Eupithecia niphadophilata - Hodges#7552)
Hodges Number
7552
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia niphadophilata – (Dyar, 1904)
Tephroclystia niphadophilata Dyar, 1904
Identification

one distinct spine at the base of the vesica.
Range
British Columbia, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, occurring in late summer and early fall. McDunnough, 1949
Season
Adults from late July to early September. Larvae from early May to late July (Prentice 1963). Eggs probably overwinter like those of E. interruptofasciata. Bolte, 1990.
Food
usually found on Juniperus scopulorum Sarg. and Juniperus communis L. (Prentice 1963; McGuffin 1958; CNC). Bolte, 1990
Remarks
one cannot separate adults of E. niphadophilata from those of E. interruptofasciata by external features.
Internet References
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Works Cited
1.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).
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.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.