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91a1208 – 6728   Euchlaena effecta (Walker, 1860)
             Effective Euchlaena

© Nolie Schneider
Similar Species:
  • Some forms of E. muzaria and E obtusaria are very similar. E. effecta can usually be diagnosed by the loop in the middle of the hind wing pm line and by the lack of back marks near the apex - Hugh McGuinness (in lit., 2023).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Endropia effecta Walker, 1860
Eutrapela clementina Gumppenberg, 1895
Endropia effectaria Walker, 1863
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABZ2600
  • Forbes, W.T.M., 1948. The Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Part II. Geometridae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Lymantriidae. Cornell University Agriculture Experimental Station Memoirs, 274: 76; fig. 98.
  • Gumppenberg, C.F. v., 1895. Systema Geometrarum zonae temperatioris septentrionalis. Systematische Bearbeitung der Spanner der nördlichen gemässigten Zone. Nova Acta, 64: 427.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1860. in D'Urban, W.S.M., A systematic list of Lepidoptera collected in the vicinity of Montreal. The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist, 5(4): 260.
  • Walker, F., 1863. Geometrites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 26: 1504.
Euchlaena effecta
© D. Lynn Scott
Euchlaena effecta
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Euchlaena effecta
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Euchlaena effecta
36mm – © Jim Vargo
Euchlaena effecta
© Canadian National Collection LG

Euchlaena effecta
© Canadian National Collection LG

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