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Genus Clepsis

Moth on Weeds - Clepsis clemensiana moth - Clepsis peritana Clemens' Clepsis Moth? - Clepsis clemensiana ? - Clepsis Clepsis Genus Moth - Clepsis Clepsis consimilana - female Garden Tortrix - Hodges#3688 - Dorsal  - Clepsis peritana   - Clepsis melaleucanus
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis Guenée, 1845
Siclobola Diakonoff, 1947
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet is Greek meaning "to conceal, deceive." (1)
Approximately 150 described species that are distributed throughout the Holarctic, Oriental, and Neotropical regions. (2)
Clickable Guide to Native and Introduced Species of Clepsis

Pohl, et al. (2016) list 17 species, all included here.(3) This guide should be used only as a first step in identification; some species can't be confidently separated from photos.

C. listerana                  C. fucana                     C. anderslaneyii              C. kearfotti                  C. spectrana                 C. danilevskyi               C. persicana                 C. trileucana                C. consimilana
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        [missing]                                   [missing]                       [missing]                      

C. clemensiana                                                C. moeschleriana          C. melaleucana             C. flavidana                   C. peritana                  C. penetralis                 C. virescana                                                   C. illustrana
♂                                ♀                                                                                                                                                                                                               ♂                                ♀
Print References
Guenée, A., 1845. Annales de la Société entomologique de France, ser.2, t.3: 168
Obraztsov, N.S. 1962. New species and subspecies of North American Archipini, with notes on other species (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). American Museum Novitates, no. 2101: 1-26. (PDF) (4)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.
3.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016.
4.New species and subspecies of North American Archipini, with notes on other species (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae).
Nicholas S. Obraztsov. 1962. American Museum Novitates, no. 2101: 1-26.