Moths of North Carolina
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Euchlaena amoenaria (Guenée, [1858]) - Deep Yellow Euchlaena


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Geometroidea Family: GeometridaeSubfamily: EnnominaeTribe: AngeroniniP3 Number: 911158.00 MONA Number: 6733.00
Comments: One of sixteen species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Pohl et al., 2016), twelve of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: One of our most widely distributed and common species
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Flight Comments: At least three broods occur in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Wagner et al. (2001) lists the habitats of this species as barrens, woodlands, and forests. North Carolina records come from barrier islands, peatlands, bottomland forests, mesic hardwood slopes, and mountain ridges; Longleaf pine habitats and heathlands are underrepresented.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae have been reared on birch and Black Cherry but probably feed on a wider range of woody plants (Wagner et al., 2001)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Euchlaena amoenaria - Deep Yellow Euchlaena

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-05-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-19
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-19
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-05-16
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-15
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-11
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-04-27
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-03
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-07-31
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-22
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-06-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Heather Burditt on 2020-05-31
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-05-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-05-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-04-22
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-09-20
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Owen and Pat McConnell on 2019-07-26
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-25
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-07-13
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2019-05-25
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-05-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-05-09
Durham Co.
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