Deep Yellow Euchlaena (Euchlaena amoenaria)
Detailing the identifying qualities of the Deep Yellow Euchlaena, including physical features and territorial reach.
Updated: 8/15/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
Apart from their attraction to lights, Deep-Yellow Euchlaena are somewhat mysterious despite a range that covers half the continent.
Part of the Geometer moth family, the Deep-Yellow Euchlaena rests with its wings flat, allowing its rich shades to be fully displayed. The tips of both wings have light patches. Each hindwing has a tiny black dot in the center, between two thin brown lines that cross the wingspan left to right. Dark brown marks litter the entire wing surface giving it the appearance of birch tree bark. The host plant that their caterpillars feed from is unknown. Up to two generations a year have been produced, but beyond that, little information has been collected on this species.