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Species Euchlaena marginaria - Ochre Euchlaena - Hodges#6734

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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 marginaria (Ochre Euchlaena - Hodges#6734)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Margined Euchlaena
Marginal Euchlaena
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euchlaena marginaria (Minot, 1869)
* phylogenetic sequence #19872
wingspan to 40 mm
Adult: wings light to dark brown with extensive dark speckling but lack black patches in subterminal area seen in E. tigrinaria; AM and PM lines more diffuse than in E. madusaria; black discal spots small, well defined; in eastern North America, outer third of wing much darker than in western specimens
Larva: mottled dark brown twig mimic with two wart-like dorsal projections at base of abdomen
south-central BC and Idaho to Nova Scotia, south to Florida and Missouri
mixedwood and deciduous forests
adults fly from May to August
larvae feed on leaves of alder, ash, basswood, birch, dogwood, elm, meadowsweet (Spiraea spp.), serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.), Viburnum, and willow
Life Cycle
two generations per year in the south; one in the north
Wagner et al (2001) state that single-brooded Canadian and northern US populations which have gone under the name marginaria may be a separate species from the double-brooded marginaria of the southeastern US
See Also
E. madusaria and tigrinaria in the north, and also E. pectinaria in the south
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
distribution in Canada list of provinces of occurrence (CBIF)