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Genus Euchlaena

Unknown 8 - Euchlaena amoenaria - male Obtuse Euchlaena - Euchlaena obtusaria? - Euchlaena brown and yellow-ish moth - Euchlaena serrata Forked Euchlaena - Euchlaena pectinaria Bioblitz Moth #24  Leaf Mimic Geometer - Euchlaena amoenaria - male 6726 – Euchlaena obtusaria – Obtuse Euchlaena - Euchlaena obtusaria - male Please help us to identify this moth. - Euchlaena obtusaria Euchlaena - (Euchlaena obtusaria or E. muzaria) ? - Euchlaena
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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
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.)
Numbers
Nearctica (1) lists 16 North American species in genus.
Range
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.