Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Eupithecia assimilata
There are 17 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eupithecia assimilata
Public Records: 10
Specimens with Barcodes: 67
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
This species is rather similar to the Wormwood Pug, with warm brown forewings and a triangle of black spots close to the costa, but can be recognized by its broader wings and a more prominent white spot close to the tornus. The wingspan is 17–22 mm. Two broods are produced each year with adults on the wing in May and June and again in August.
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- Chinery, Michael. Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe (1986, reprinted 1991)
- Skinner, Bernard. Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles (1984)
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Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Bolte (1990) determined that the North American Eupithecia fumosa and European E. assimilata are conspecific.
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