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The Eupithecia of China: A Revision


By: Vladimir Mironov (Author), Anthony Galsworthy (Author)

613 pages, 12 plates with colour photos, 98 plates with 602 b/w line drawings

E J Brill

Hardback | Nov 2013 | #210133 | ISBN-13: 9789004254510
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The Eupithecia of China by Vladimir Mironov and Anthony Galsworthy offers a complete revision of the approximately 300 species occurring in China of this difficult genus of moths in the family Geometridae of the Lepidoptera. This fills a huge knowledge gap and clears up much taxonomic confusion resulting from limited earlier studies. All species are illustrated with colour photographs and the genitalia of both sexes, where known, are illustrated in excellent line drawings.

The Eupithecia of China gives full descriptions of all species, known distributions, hints on identification and, importantly, lists all known specimens in museum and private collections examined by the authors, thus providing a solid basis both for future researchers and collectors.


Taxonomic changes introduced in this book
Systematic account

Genus Eupithecia
The haworthiata species group
The kamburonga species group
The brevifasciaria species group
The abietaria species group
The proterva species group
The irambata species group
The ultimaria species group
The leucostaxis species group
The undata species group
The venosata species group
The interruptofasciata species group
The lanceata species group
The lariciata species group
The tripunctaria species group
The propagata species group
The fletcherata species group
The rajata species group
The atrisignis species group
The suboxydata species group
The innotata species group
The centaureata species group
The despectaria species group
The gueneata species group
The graphata species group
The sinuosaria species group
The irriguata species group
The nevadata species group
The russeliata species group
The addictata species group
The druentiata species group
The cretaceata species group
The satyrata species group
The millefoliata species group
The semigraphata species group
The subfuscata species group

Species unplaced to species group
Genus Pareupithecia
Genus Eva
Genus Girida
Genus Mesoptila

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Mironov Vladimir, Ph.D. (1992), is an entomologist at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences who has published many papers on the Eupithecia of the Palaearctic and Oriental Regions, and a monograph (2003) The Geometrid Moths of Europe, Vol. 4 (Larentiinae: Perizomini and Eupitheciini).

Sir Anthony Galsworthy is a classical graduate of Cambridge University and retired diplomat, previously British ambassador in China. A scientific associate of the Natural History Museum, London, he has authored or co-authored numerous papers on the Geometridae.

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