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Species Eupithecia classicata - Hodges#7598

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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 classicata (Eupithecia classicata - Hodges#7598)
Hodges Number
7598
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia classicata Pearsall, 1909
Eucymatoge penumbrata Barnes & McDunnough, 1912 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #221275
Size
Wingspan about 21-22 mm. (2)
Forewing length 11-13 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult: forewing grayish-brown with prominent discal spot and diffuse paler area immediately beyond spot. The nature of the male and female genitalia suggests that classicata is allied to E. graefii (Hulst), but the two species differ substantially in wing shape and maculation. In both sexes there is a patch of ruddy scales located within the DFW black discal dash or spot, a character often seen in graefii See Ferris' re-description, available in Print References below.
Range
Known in Arizona from Cochise and Pinal counties, Texas from Uvalde County. Record from Oregon probably a missidentification. (1)
Type location: Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, AZ. (2)
Food
Pupae have been found on Arizona madrone (Arbutus arizonica) and the larvae are presumed to eat the flowers or leaf buds of the plant. (1)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough 1912. New species and genera of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 44(1): 29-31 (Eucymatoge penumbrata)
Ferris, C.D. 2004. Taxonomic note on four poorly known Arizona Eupithecia Curtis (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Eupitheciini). Zootaxa 738: 1–19 (PDF) (1)
Pearsall, R.F. 1909. New Geometridae and notes. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 11(3): 128-129
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page