Eupithecia stellata

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Eupithecia stellata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: E. stellata
Binomial name
Eupithecia stellata
(Hulst, 1896)[1][2]
Synonyms
  • Tephroclystia stellata Hulst, 1896

Eupithecia stellata is a moth in the family Geometridae. It is found from central Manitoba to northern Alberta and south to California and Mexico.[3]

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults have mottled brown-pink forewings crossed by irregular black basal and median bands. The hindwings are paler than the forewings and have dark grey-pink shading along the outer margin. There are two generations with adults on wing in early June and again from late July to the beginning of September.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taxapad
  2. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  3. ^ Rindge, F.H., 1963: Notes on and descriptions of North American Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates 2147: 1-23. Full article: [1].
  4. ^ University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum