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Species Clepsis consimilana - Privet Tortrix - Hodges#3683

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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 consimilana (Privet Tortrix - Hodges#3683)
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Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis consimilana (Hübner, 1822)
Tortrix consimilana Hübner, 1822
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin consimilandus meaning "compare."
Wingspan 13-19 mm.
Forewing length 7.5-9 mm (Dang, Duncan & Fitzpatrick, 1996).
Adult - see Dang, Duncan & Fitzpatrick in Print References.
An introduced Palaearctic species. First found in the eastern United States in 1941.
Type locality: Europe.
Larvae are known to feed on privet, lilac, and in British Columbia were recorded on English yew (Taxus baccata L., Taxaceae) (Dang, Duncan & Fitzpatrick, 1996).
Print References
Dang, P.T., R.W. Duncan & S. Fitzpatrick, 1996. Occurrence of two Palaearctic species of Clepsis Guenée, C. spectrana (Treitschke) and C. consimilana (Hubner) (Tortricidae), in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 50(4): 321-328
Hübner, J., 1822. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge 7: Pl.38, f.239.