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Species Eupithecia broui - Hodges#7479.1

Eupithecia broui - Hodges #7479.1 - Eupithecia broui - female
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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 broui (Eupithecia broui - Hodges#7479.1)
Hodges Number
7479.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia broui Rindge, 1985 (1)
Explanation of Names
"I take pleasure in naming this species after Vernon A. Brou, the indefatigable collector of Louisiana Lepidoptera, including the majority of specimens in the type series of this species" Rindge, (1985). (1)
Numbers
The genus Eupithecia includes about 160 species in America, north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Rindge (1985) listed the length of forewing. (1)
♂ 9.5 to 10.5 mm.
♀ 9.0 to 10.0 mm.
Identification
Rindge (1985) provides a description of the adults, including the genitalia. (1)
The genus Eupithecia is often a difficult group to determine from photos. Genitalia dissection is the most accurate method.
Range
Rindge (1985) listed the range as Louisiana, Mississippi, and coastal North Carolina. (1)
Moth Photographers Group adds Tennessee, and Texas. (3)
Holotype ♂, Weyanoke, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 27-II-1981 (Vernon A. Brou, Jr,) (1)
Season
Rindge (1985) reported adults from February to April. (1)
Food
Rindge (1985) listed the host plant as unknown, and did not describe the immature stages. (1)
See Also
Eupithecia broui is closely related to Eupithecia zelmira (California,Oregon), and E. vitreotata (Arizona) based on genitalia. (1)
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (3)
Print References
Rindge, F.H., 1985. The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of Mississippi and Louisiana. American Museum Novitates, 2809: 16, figs. 12, 21, 22, 38. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of Mississippi and Louisiana
Frederick H. Rindge. 1985. American Museum Novitates 2809:1-18.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group