Species Details

Eupithecia nimbicolor

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IdentificationA small (1.7-2.3 cm wingspan) grey and yellow or orange-brown suffused moth without prominent markings. The yellow-brown or orange-brown color, the lack of prominent discal spots or bands and the elongate wings should are illustrated in Bolte (1990).

Scientific Name Eupithecia nimbicolor Habitat It has been collected in all regions of Alberta, from the arid grasslands to the northern Boreal forest and the Rocky Mountains. Identification
A small (1.7-2.3 cm wingspan) grey and yellow or orange-brown suffused moth without prominent markings. The yellow-brown or orange-brown color, the lack of prominent discal spots or bands and the elongate wings should…
A small (1.7-2.3 cm wingspan) grey and yellow or orange-brown suffused moth without prominent markings. The yellow-brown or orange-brown color, the lack of prominent discal spots or bands and the elongate wings should are illustrated in Bolte (1990).
Life History
Adults are nocturnal but have also been collected during the day. There is a single brood in Alberta, with adults from mid May to mid July, peaking in late May and early June. Larval hosts include the flowers of…
Adults are nocturnal but have also been collected during the day. There is a single brood in Alberta, with adults from mid May to mid July, peaking in late May and early June. Larval hosts include the flowers of Achillea and Castilleja, and the foliage of Salix, Rosa, Potentilla fruticosa and Ribes (McGuffin, 1958).
Range Eastern NFLD to western BC, and from AK to AZ. Notes
One of the few species of Alberta Eupithecia with colored wings. The Type Locality of nimbicolor is Calgary (red dot on map). E. adornata Taylor, a synonym of nimbicolor, was also described from Calgary specimen(s),…
One of the few species of Alberta Eupithecia with colored wings. The Type Locality of nimbicolor is Calgary (red dot on map). E. adornata Taylor, a synonym of nimbicolor, was also described from Calgary specimen(s), and E. inclarata Cass. & Swett., yet another synonym of nimbicolor, was described from Pocahontas.

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"Species Details - Eupithecia nimbicolor, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6172. Accessed 02 Jul. 2022.

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 nimbicolor
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