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Species Clepsis peritana - Garden Tortrix - Hodges#3688

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Clepsis
Species peritana (Garden Tortrix - Hodges#3688)
Hodges Number
3688
Other Common Names
Strawberry Garden Tortrix
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis peritana (Clemens, 1860)
Smicrotes peritana Clemens, 1860
Tortrix peritana
Ptycholoma peritana
* phylogenetic sequence #112900
Size
Wingspan 10-15 mm. (1)
Larva to about 14 mm (TortAI).
Identification
Larva - body usually light green, depending on the host plant, Head and prothoracic shield are yellowish brown (TortAI).
Range
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)
Habitat
Larva on ground in strawberry fields or waste places; adults close to host plants. Up to 9000'. (3)
Season
Adults from May-September. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on strawberries and other low plants; prefer dying leaves. (1)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as a larva under leaf litter; several overlapping generations per year.
Remarks
The most widespread and commonly collected Clepsis. (3)
Print References
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
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
TortAI - Colorado State University
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.A Checklist of the Moths of Alaska.
Ferris, C.D., J.J. Kruse, J.D. Lafontaine, K.W. Philip, B.C. Schmidt & D.S. Sikes. 2012. Zootaxa 3571: 1–25.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.