Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Unknown Eupithecia species
Eupithecia sp.

Observation date: August 16, 2021
Submitted by: Boba
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These caterpillars commonly occur on false asphodel (Triantha occidentalis), in Juneau, Alaska. They appear to eat the seeds and may pupate on the plant. This plant is so unique that it is possible these Geometrid caterpillars benefit the plants.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: April 03, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Alaska, Juneau