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Species Eupithecia graefii - Hodges#7600

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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 graefii (Eupithecia graefii - Hodges#7600)
Hodges Number
7600
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia graefii (Hulst, 1896)
Eucymatoge graefii Hulst 1896
Phylogenetic sequence #910439
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of Edward Louis Graef (d.1922), one of the founders of the Brooklyn Entomological Society. In his history of the society, Graef joked that a large percentage of moths named for him and his friend J.B. Smith ultimately did not survive. Smith wrote of the new genus and species Graefia smithii, "if anything will kill this genus it is the combination of names." (1) He was half right. Graefia is now a junior synonym of Animomyia but J.B. Smith lives on as Animomyia smithii.
Size
Wingspan 25-28 mm. (2)
Range
Western North America from British Columbia south to California.
Season
Adults are mostly found in the summer months, but have been found from April until November.
Food
Larvae feed on plants in the Ericaceae such as Arctostaphylos and Arbutus. (4)
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1896. A classification of the Geometrina of North America, with description of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 23: 273. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A new geometrid genus and new species from the extreme southwest.
Richard F. Pearsoll. 1910. The Canadian Entomologist, vols. 42(10): 330-332, (cont.) 43(6): 205-207.
2.Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species
George D. Hulst. 1896. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 23: 245-386.
3.Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Jeffrey Miller, Paul Hammond. 2000. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-98-18.
4.Annotated list of forest insects of British Columbia, part 3 - Eupithecia spp., part 4 - Hydriomena spp. (Geometridae).
D.A. Ross & D. Evens. 1956. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of British Columbia.52: 36-39.