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Species Euchlaena johnsonaria - Johnson's Euchlaena - Hodges#6729

Euchlaena johnsonaria - male Johnson's Euchlaena - Euchlaena johnsonaria - male  Johnson's Euchlaena  - Euchlaena johnsonaria Euchlaena sp. - Euchlaena johnsonaria - male Euchlaena sp? - Euchlaena johnsonaria - female Moth - maybe Euchlaena? - Euchlaena johnsonaria Euchlaena johnsonaria - male Moth at Blacklight - Euchlaena johnsonaria - female
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Angeronini
Genus Euchlaena
Species johnsonaria (Johnson's Euchlaena - Hodges#6729)
Hodges Number
6729
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euchlaena johnsonaria (Fitch)
Orig. Comb: Priocycla johnsonaria Fitch 1869
Euchlaena mollisaria was synonymized by McGuffin (1981), but not accepted by all.
Syn:Euchlaena bilinearia (Packard, 1870)
Identification
Ground colour varies from light to dark rust-brown, AM and PM line thin and well defined, median line diffuse. Most specimens have diffuse black spots in the forewing subterminal space (but may be without any black at all). Similar to E. madusaria, which has a smooth rather than serrate forewing edge. E. johnsonaria has evenly deep serrations on the hindwing edge, obtusaria has the third notch conspicuously deeper; hindwing discal spot absent or faint in johnsonaria, well-defined in obtusaria. (1)
Range
Map - Southern coastal BC east to Nova Scotia, south to NJ, MO and OR (McGuffin 1981).
Habitat
Deciduous wooded areas
Season
May-Aug (BG data)
Food
Larvae are apparently generalists on deciduous trees and shrubs, including dogwood (Cornus), willow (Salix), Spiraea, Vaccinium, elm (Ulmus), ash (Fraxinus), and birch (Betula) (McGuffin 1981).
Life Cycle
McGuffin (1981) describes the larva in detail. The adults are attracted to lights
Remarks
see taxonomic discussion by EOL
Print References
McGuffin, W.C. 1981. Guide to the Geometridae of Canada (Lepidoptera). IV. Subfamily Ennominae. 3. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 117: 1-153.