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Species Eupithecia agnesata - Hodges#7561

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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 agnesata (Eupithecia agnesata - Hodges#7561)
Hodges Number
7561
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia agnesata Taylor, 1908
Size
Taylor (1908) listed a wingspan of 18 mm.
Identification
The Taylor (1908) original description of Eupithecia agnesata is available online in the print references.
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Dark bar across abdomen in front of the middle.
Second abdominal segment is darker gray.
Forewing is acutely pointed and a gray ground color mixed with many dark scales.
Forewing transverse lines are black with brown shading in discal area.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) (1)
Range
California(2) to Wyoming and British Columbia. (3), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The main flight period appears to be April to September. (3)
Food
The larval host is unknown. (4)
See Also
Many Eupithecia species are similar and easily confused. Dissection and/or DNA analysis is often needed to be certain.
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Taylor, G.W. 1908. Notes on the Lepidoptera of Kaslo, B.C with descriptions of seven new species. The Canadian Entomologist 40(1): 57.