Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Eupithecia nevadata (Packard, 1871)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Forewing is elongate and pointed, mostly gray. Brown-red patches along leading and trailing edges of forewing.
Wing Span: 2.2 cm
Life History:
Flight: Adults are nocturnal; fly in early spring (typically April-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: In Pacific Northwest, commonly Ceanothus and Purshia
Adult Food:
Habitat: Arid brush land and pinyon-juniper forests.
Range: British Columbia south to California and Colorado.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.