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Species Clepsis virescana - Hodges#3689

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Clepsis
Species virescana (Clepsis virescana - Hodges#3689)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Light Brown Apple Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis virescana (Clemens, 1865)
Smicrotes virescana Clemens, 1865
Explanation of Names
Specific name virescana is Latin meaning "greenish." (1)
Forewing length 6-9 mm. (2)
Throughout most of North America, including Alaska, absent from the southeastern United States. (3), (4), (5)
Up to 10,000'. (2)
Powell (1964) reared larvae on fresh and decaying leaves of Prunus and Rosa.
See Also
Clepsis peritana - male lacks costal fold
Clepsis penetralis - male lacks costal fold
Print References
Clemens, B. 1865. North American Micro-Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 5: 140
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.151, pl.19.2m (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of living adult and related species.
LBAM ID - id key and description with pinned adult photographs.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Moths of Oklahoma pdf checklist - presence in Oklahoma.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.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.
4.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
5.North American Moth Photographers Group