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Genus Antepirrhoe

Black-banded Carpet Moth - Antepirrhoe semiatrata Black-banded Carpet Moth - Antepirrhoe semiatrata im pretty sure this is right - Antepirrhoe semiatrata Eustroma atrifasciata - Hodges #7212 - Antepirrhoe atrifasciata Black-banded Carpet Moth - Antepirrhoe semiatrata Eulithis - Antepirrhoe semiatrata Antepirrhoe semiatrata? - Antepirrhoe semiatrata Black-banded Carpet - Antepirrhoe semiatrata
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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 Hydriomenini
Genus Antepirrhoe
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly Eustroma (in part) - see Remarks section below
Numbers
3 species in North America, listed under Eustroma at nearctica.com
Size
wingspan 25-35 mm
Identification
forewing whitish or light gray with dark gray median and basal areas; basal, AM, and PM lines irregular-shaped combination of scallops and lobes
hindwing paler with faint medial line but no prominent markings
Range
Alaska and Yukon to Newfoundland, plus northern United States, south in the west to California, Nevada, and Utah
Season
adults fly from July to September in New York, and from April to October in British Columbia
Food
larvae of A. semiatrata feed on willow-herb (Epilobium spp.)
Remarks
In 1999, Mark Parsons et al included Antepirrhoe as a synonym of Eustroma (in Malcolm Scoble's catalog Geometrid Moths of the World).
In 2001, Sei-Woong Choi (see References below) reinstated Antepirrhoe as a valid genus, based on cladistic analysis of 51 morphological characters compared among 47 related species. Three species of Antepirrhoe occur in North America, whereas all Eustroma species are restricted to Eurasia.
Print References
Choi, Sei-Woong. 2001. Phylogeny of Eulithis Hübner and Related Genera (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), with an Implication of Wing Pattern Evolution. Amer. Mus. Novitates, No. 3318: 37 pp., 24 figs., 2 pls.
Internet References
classification; PDF doc in the revived genus Antepirrhoe, plus description, distribution, food plants, technical data (Sei-Woong Choi, American Museum of Natural History)
pinned adult images of all three North American species [listed as Eustroma] (CBIF)
synonyms and references (Markku Savela, FUNET)