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Genus Euchlaena

Obtuse Euchlaena Moth? - Euchlaena Deep Yellow Euchlaena - Hodges#6733 - Euchlaena amoenaria - male Hodges  #6733 - Deep Yellow Euchlaena Moth - - Euchlaena amoenaria - male Euchlaena Ochre Euchlaena Moth - Euchlaena marginaria - female Bioblitz Moth #40 - Euchlaena johnsonaria - male Scallop moth - Euchlaena marginaria - male Moth to porch light  - Euchlaena - male
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euchlaena Hübner, 1823
Explanation of Names
Presumably from eu- Greek, well/good, plus chlaena, Greek, cloak. (Based on Internet searches.) A well-cloaked moth--the markings do look rather like a cloak thrown over the wings.
Euchlaena is also a genus of grasses, teosinte, believed to be the precursor to maize. (Based on Internet searches.)
Nearctica (1) lists 16 North American species in genus.
throughout United States and southern Canada
Print References
Covell, pp. 361-363, plate 51 (2)
Internet References
Canadian Biodiversity--18 pinned adult images of 9 species in genus
Works Cited
1.Nearctica: Nomina Insecta Nearctica
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.