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Species Eupithecia maestosa - Hodges#7460

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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 maestosa (Eupithecia maestosa - Hodges#7460 )
Hodges Number
7460
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia maestosa (Hulst, 1896) (1)
Tephroclystia maestosa Hulst, 1896
syn. Eupithecia dyarata Taylor, 1906
Size
Wingspan 17-21 mm.
Identification
Taylor (1906) description as Eupithecia dyarata is available online in the print references.
This group can be difficult to identify from photos and are best determined by examining the genitalia, or by DNA analysis.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)


Range
California to Colorado, British Columbia and Alberta. (3), (2)
There are records from Quebec and Ontario on Moth Photographers Group and BOLD. (3), (4), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most often reported from April through August. (3)
February to November in California. (3)
Food
Larval host unknown.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1896 A classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 23: 269
McDunnough , J.H. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 93(8): 552 (6)
Taylor, G.W. 1906. Some new Geometridae from British Columbia. The Canadian Entomologist. 38: 390.