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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 ¬©

  Deep Yellow Euchlaena  
Picture of Deep-Yellow-Euchlaena-Moth

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.

Deep Yellow Euchlaena Information

Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common Name: Deep Yellow Euchlaena
Scientific Name: Euchlaena amoenaria

Taxonomy Hierarchy

 Arrow graphic Kingdom: Animalia
  Arrow graphic Phylum: Arthropoda
   Arrow graphic Class: Insecta
    Arrow graphic Order: Lepidoptera
     Arrow graphic Family: Geometridae
      Arrow graphic Genus: Euchlaena
       Arrow graphic Species: amoenaria

Size, Identifying Tags and Territorial Reach

Size (Adult, Length): Size (Adult, Length): 30 mm to 50 mm (1.17 inches to 1.95 inches)
Identifying Colors: yellow, brown

North American Territorial Reach (Though Not Limited To): Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska;New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Quebec; Saskatchewan

A Note About Territorial Reach: Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above. Insects are driven by environmental factors, food supplies and mating patterns and do not nescessarily work within hard-and-fast territorial lines like we humans do.

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