Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
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.)
lists 16 North American species in genus.
throughout United States and southern Canada
Covell, pp. 361-363, plate 51 (2)
--18 pinned adult images of 9 species in genus
Moth Photographer's Group: Plate 32d
, plate 32 c
--scroll down page to genus--several species illustrated
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection
--lists for that state, with number pinned: amoenaria (41), johnsonaria (1), marginaria (5), obtusaria (8), serrata (6)