Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Eupithecia subapicata (Guenée, 1858)


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: This species is distinguished by its pointed primaries, the ground color of which is wood brown. Characteristic also is the presence of a small, light ochreous brown, pre-apical, costal patch which is almost connected with an elongate, subapical patch of similar color. The basal portion of the wing frequently shows slight shading of a lighter color which at times also occurs on the outer margin of the median band. In such cases the median band appears darker than the remainder of the wing, running obliquely across and parallel to the outer margin with a strong outward angle below costa. The pale s.t. line is hardly as prominent as Packard's figure shows and is usually more or less limited to a thin, white lunule above the tornus. The black, raised, discal dot is prominent, and the veins are streaked alternately with black and white. The secondaries are pale smoky with indications of numerous cross lines, especially above the darker shaded inner margin. The general color of head, thorax, and abdomen is wood b
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Range: Central coastal region of California
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Taxonomy Notes: None.