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Species Eupithecia bivittata - Hodges#7478

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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 bivittata (Eupithecia bivittata - Hodges#7478)
Hodges Number
7478
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia bivittata (Hulst, 1896)
Tephroclystia bivittata Hulst, 1896 (1)
Numbers
There are more than 150 species of the genus Eupithecia in America north of Mexico. (2), (3), (4)
Size
Hulst (1896) listed a wingspan of 26 mm. (1)
Identification
Specimens identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Range
California. (6), (4)
Holotype ♀ from Mendocina, California, 18 June 1884 (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey)
Habitat
Hulst (1896) reported Eupithecia bivittata from coastal areas. (2)
Season
Hulst (1896) reported specimens from February to August. (1)
Food
HOST database (2013) listed Senecio jacobaea L. (stinking willie). (7)
Hulst (1896) reported the host was unknown.
See Also
Hulst (1896) stated the genitalia is very similar to Eupithecia misturata. (1)
Many species of the genus Eupithecia require DNA and/or genitalia study to determine.
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1896. Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 23: 271. (1)
McDunnough, J.H., 1949. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 93(8), p. 567; plate 27, fig. 5. (2)