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Species Celypha cespitana - Celypha Moth - Hodges#2859

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Celypha
Species cespitana (Celypha Moth - Hodges#2859)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Celypha cespitana (Hübner, [1817])
Tortrix cespitana Hübner, [1817]
Olethreutes cespitana
Eucosma cespitana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the entomological term "cespitose" meaning "matted together," from Latin caespes (turf). (1)
Wingspan 12-16 mm.
Adult - forewing dark brownish-gray with broad pale AM band containing dark wiggly/broken lines; median and basal areas with scattered pale scales, giving a speckled appearance; area beyond PM line a mix of convoluted pale lines and dark patches; several short oblique dark marks along costa; hindwing medium brownish-gray with dark veins.
Records across North America. Also occurs in Eurasia. (2)
Larvae feed on clover (Trifolium spp.), cottonwood (Populus spp.), and strawberry (Fragaria spp.). (3)
Represented by BOLD:AAA7669
See Also
Olethreutes olivaceana forewing is greener and AM band is darker, showing less contrast against ground color; other Olethreutes species have a whiter/less marked AM band or a different pattern on the forewing .
Print References
Hübner, J., [1817]. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge 7: Pl.39, f.244-245.
Internet References