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A NEW SPECIES OF EUPITHECIA (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE) FROM ALASKA

  • K. B. Bolte (a1)
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DESCRIPTION. Adult. Male antennae simple, with short, fine cilia evenly and thickly distributed over the entire ventral areas. Palpi medium length. Forewing with ground colour light cream-grey. Antemedial and basal lines faint, grey-brown. Distinct wavy light line, divided by a fine postmedial line, formed between inner margin of subterminal area and outer margin of medial area. Terminal and subterminal areas combined into a grey-brown band with rust-brown spots between veins at the outer margin. Discal dot prominent. Hind wing pattern similar to that of forewing but more blurred. Wing expanse, with forewings fully extended, 20–22 mm.

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The Canadian Entomologist
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