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Species Eupithecia helena - Hodges#7576

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 helena (Eupithecia helena - Hodges#7576)
Hodges Number
7576
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia helena Taylor, 1906 (1)
Numbers
There are more than 160 species of the genus Eupithecia in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Wingspan average 26 mm. (1)
Identification
Taylor (1906) original description is in PDF. (1)
Range
Arizona to Montana. (3), (1)
Season
Adults are most often reported from July and August. (3)
Food
Unknown.
See Also
Many Eupithecia species are similar and often require dissection to determine.(2)
Print References
Powell, J.A., and P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America.(2)
Taylor, G.W. 1906. On some new species of Geometrid moths from Arizona and California. Entomological news of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 17: 191. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.On some new species of Geometrid moths from Arizona and California
George W. Taylor. 1906. Entomological News Philadelphia 17:188-192.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group