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Species Eupithecia misturata - Hodges#7476

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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 misturata (Eupithecia misturata - Hodges#7476)
Hodges Number
7476
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia misturata (Hulst, 1896)
Tephroclystia misturata Hulst, 1896
syn. Eupithecia harveyata
Size
Forewing length 8-11 mm. (1)
Identification
Hulst (1896) original description as Tephroclystia misturata is available in the print references.
Range
Yukon to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia; throughout the western states to southern California and New Mexico. In the eastern United States south to North Carolina.
Season
The main flight period March to October in most areas. (1), (2)
Food
The larvae feed on many broadleaf trees, conifers and shrubs.
Remarks
Often attracted to lights and rest with the wings spread. (1)
See Also
Many Eupithecia species require dissection for identification. (1)
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1896. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 23: 266, (3)
McDunnough, J.H. 1949. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93(8), p. 563; pl. 26.33-36; pl. 27.1; fig. 4b. (4)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p.229; pl 33:17. (1)