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91a0266 – 7565   Eupithecia bowmani Cassino & Swett, 1923

13 mm - Jim Sogaard
Distribution: Canada: BC, ON; USA: MI - BOLD. Rocky Mountain region ofAB & BC (McDunnough 1949).
Holotype: Nordegg, AB.
Field Marks:
Wingspan: 13-16 mm.
Genitalia: See Plate 107 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
Similar Species:
  • Eupithecia stellata (Hulst, 1896) is larger, WS = 19-24 mm, with st. lines of both primaries and secondaries tending to be more obviously scalloped.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eupithecia bowmani Cassino & Swett, 1923
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Bolte, K.B., 1990. Guide to the Geometridae of Canada (Lepidoptera) VI. Subfamily Larentiinae 1. Revision of the Genus Eupithecia. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 122(S151): 30; Figs. 12, 83, 84, 187a-b, 209e-f, 238. (abstract and access)
  • Cassino, S.E. & L.W. Swett, 1923. New Geometrids. The Lepidopterist, 4(3): 18.
  • Ferris, C.D., 2018. Geometridae: Larentiinae: Eupitheciini (Part). Lepidoptera of North America, Part 14. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University, - 191 color plates of adult moths w/ genitalia. (accessed 9/28/2018)
  • 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): 652.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eupithecia bowmani
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