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Common Eupithecia Moth (Eupithecia miserulata)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Geometridae (jee-o-MET-rid-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: miserulata


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Glouster, Ohio

By DiOhio
Thumbnail #1 of Common Eupithecia Moth (Eupithecia miserulata) by DiOhio

By C_A_Ivy

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Member Notes:

Neutral DiOhio On Jan 26, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH
(Zone 6a) wrote:

Host Plants: Many woody plants such as chinaberry, gale, grape, holly, ninebark, oak, viburnum and willow. Also eats common compposites such as aster, black-eyed susan, fleabane, joe-pye weed yarrow and as we see in the picture, zinnia.

The larva is highly variable in coloration.

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