Eupithecia orichloris

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Eupithecia orichloris
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. orichloris
Binomial name
Eupithecia orichloris
(Meyrick, 1899)[1]
  • Eucymatoge orichloris Meyrick, 1899

Eupithecia orichloris is a species of moth that is native to Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai and Hawaii.

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It is known for having its larval form as a caterpillar which is insectivorous. The caterpillar has two abdominal appendages which serve as triggers to initiate a backward motion by which it grasps prey insects using spiny pair of forelegs.[2]