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 yellow and brown 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.
Scientific Name: Euchlaena amoenaria
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 30mm to 50mm (1.17in to 1.95in)
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Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.