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Species Eupithecia cretaceata - Hodges#7533

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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 cretaceata (Eupithecia cretaceata - Hodges#7533)
Hodges Number
7533
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Packard, 1874 originally placed in genus Larentia
synonym Eupithecia fenestrata Milliere, 1874
Identification
Adult - chalky white with brownish blotches along the costa and the dotted cross lines of primaries
Range
Widely distributed in Canada and much of the U.S. Also found in Europe.
Season
Adults have been found from June to September.
Food
larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Veratrum viride