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Species Eupithecia rotundopuncta - Hodges#7496

Eupithecia rotundopuncta moth that blends into tree trunk - Eupithecia rotundopuncta moth that blends into tree trunk - Eupithecia rotundopuncta 1597 Eupithecia rotundopuncta 7496 - Eupithecia rotundopuncta 2111 Eupithecia rotundopuncta 7496 - Eupithecia rotundopuncta Eupithecia rotundopuncta Eupithecia mutata ? - Eupithecia rotundopuncta Eupithecia rotundopuncta 7496 - Eupithecia rotundopuncta
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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 rotundopuncta (Eupithecia rotundopuncta - Hodges#7496)
Hodges Number
7496
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia rotundopuncta Packard, 1871
Size
17-20mm (approx.)
Identification
Adult - easily recognized on account of the contrasting coloration of the forewings which show considerable banding of light russet brown in the antemedian, subterminal, and terminal areas. The large black discal dot is composed of raised scales which are easily rubbed off. The somewhat irregular, white, s.t. line borders a russet band outwardly and is further relieved, both inwardly and outwardly, by slight dark streaks which tend to give this section of the wing a somewhat strigate appearance, especially opposite the cell, where a dark blotch is at times quite prominent
Range
Arizona, Pacific coast states, extending northward to Vancouver Island, British Columbia
See Also
Eupithecia mutata - has a more S curved distal border of the median area and lacks the prominent wide dark band across the anterior abdomen.
Print References
McDunnough, J.H. 1949. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 93(8): 584 (1)
Packard, 1871. Catalogue of the Phalaenidae of California Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 13: 395.
Packard, A.S. 1876. A Monograph of the Geometrid or Phalaenidae of the U.S., in F.V. Hayden Report of the Geological Survey of the Territories. 10: 55, plate 8, fig. 6. (2)
Pearsall, 1910. Proc. Ent. Soc. Washington, vol. 12, p. 141.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - Image of pinned adult
CBIF - Image of pinned adult
BOLD Systems - Images of pinned adults
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.A Monograph of the Geometrid or Phalaenidae of the United States.
A. S. Packard. 1876. United States Geological Survey of the Territories 10: 1-599.