Other Common Names
Strawberry Garden Tortrix
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis peritana (Clemens, 1860)
Smicrotes peritana Clemens, 1860
* phylogenetic sequence #112900
Larva to about 14 mm (TortAI).
Larva - body usually light green, depending on the host plant, Head and prothoracic shield are yellowish brown (TortAI).
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to California, north to Alberta and Alaska. One of the most common and widespread tortricid species in North America (TortAI). (2)
Larva on ground in strawberry fields or waste places; adults close to host plants. Up to 9000'. (3)
Adults from May-September. (1)
Larvae feed on strawberries and other low plants; prefer dying leaves. (1)
Overwinters as a larva under leaf litter; several overlapping generations per year.
The most widespread and commonly collected Clepsis
Clemens, B. 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology, no. 6. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1860: 356
Covell Jr., C. V. 1984. A field guide to the moths of eastern North America. p.421, pl.63(23) (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.19.1m, p.151
- Colorado State University