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

Johnson's Euchlaena - Euchlaena johnsonaria - male Johnson's Euchlaena - Euchlaena johnsonaria adds June- Oregon - Euchlaena johnsonaria Bioblitz Moth #40 - Euchlaena johnsonaria - male Euchlaena johnsonaria - male moth sp. - Euchlaena johnsonaria - female Johnson's Euchlaena Moth - Euchlaena johnsonaria - male Euchlaena johnsonaria
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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
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)
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)
Map - Southern coastal BC east to Nova Scotia, south to NJ, MO and OR (McGuffin 1981).
Deciduous wooded areas
May-Aug (BG data)
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
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.