Species Details

Eupithecia coloradensis

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IdentificationA very small (1.4-1.9 cm wingspan) broad winged grey and reddish brown moth. The forewings are dark brownish grey except for the reddish brown costa and poorly defined wide postmedian band. Hind wings slightly paler brownish grey. Second segment of abdomen with darker transverse band. Sexes similar. The small size and reddish brown postmedian area will separate coloradensis from all other Alberta Eupithecia. Leptostales ferruminaria is similar in size but is much brighter rufous-red and has more angular forewings.

Scientific Name Eupithecia coloradensis Identification
A very small (1.4-1.9 cm wingspan) broad winged grey and reddish brown moth. The forewings are dark brownish grey except for the reddish brown costa and poorly defined wide postmedian band. Hind wings slightly paler…
A very small (1.4-1.9 cm wingspan) broad winged grey and reddish brown moth. The forewings are dark brownish grey except for the reddish brown costa and poorly defined wide postmedian band. Hind wings slightly paler brownish grey. Second segment of abdomen with darker transverse band. Sexes similar. The small size and reddish brown postmedian area will separate coloradensis from all other Alberta Eupithecia. Leptostales ferruminaria is similar in size but is much brighter rufous-red and has more angular forewings.
Life History Very poorly known. The Alberta specimen was collected at light. The larval stages and host plants are apparently unknown. The Alberta specimen was collected on July 27, 2004. Range Western PQ and western ON south to NC, west to NM, AZ, CO and se Alberta.

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"Eupithecia coloradensis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6065. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Larentiinae Tribe Eupitheciini Genus Eupithecia Species Eupithecia coloradensis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum