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Species Eupithecia lachrymosa - Hodges#7548

Eupithecia lachrymosa - Hodge's # 7548 - Eupithecia lachrymosa Eupithecia lachrymosa Eupithecia lachrymosa Eupithecia lachrymosa - Hodges#7548 - Eupithecia lachrymosa - male Eupithecia lachrymosa - Hodges#7548 - Eupithecia lachrymosa - male
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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 lachrymosa (Eupithecia lachrymosa - Hodges#7548)
Hodges Number
7548
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia lachrymosa (Hulst, 1900) (1)
Tephroclystis lachrymosa Hulst, 1900
Numbers
There are more than 160 species of the genus Eupithecia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 19-24 mm.
Identification
Hulst (1900) original description as Tephroclystis lachrymosa is available online in the print references.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)

Range
British Columbia to Saskatchewan and California. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The main flight period appears to be May to August. (2)
Food
Host plants include
Betula papyrifera (paper birch).
Salix (willow).
Alnus (alder).
Ceanothus (ceanothus).
See Also
Many Eupithecia species are very similar and often require dissection to determine.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1900. Some new species of Geometridae. The Canadian Entomologist. 32: 103.