Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Eupithecia pusillata
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eupithecia pusillata
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 33
Species With Barcodes: 1
Subspecies interruptofasciata is sometimes treated as a valid species Eupithecia interruptofasciata.
In the Old World the larva feeds on juniperus (juniper) and also on some other conifers in the cypress family such as Chamaecyparis and Thuja. In the New World there is a greater range of recorded food plants including apple, clover, raspberry, redcurrant, strawberry, sunflower and willow as well as juniper. The species overwinters as an egg.
- Eupithecia pusillata pusillata
- Eupithecia pusillata interruptofasciata Packard, 1873 (eastern United States and Canada)
- Eupithecia pusillata kashmirica Mironov & Ratzel, 2008 (Pakistan)
- Eupithecia pusillata scoriata Staudinger, 1857
- Mironov, V.G. ,A.C. Galsworthy & U. Ratzel, 2008, A survey of the Eupithecia fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of the Western Himalayas: Part 2, Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan 59 (2): 117-143.
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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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