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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis virescana (Clemens, 1865)
Smicrotes virescana Clemens, 1865 (1)
Tortrix (Loxotaenia) sescuplana Zeller, 1875 (2)
Lozotaenia glaucana Walsingham, 1879 (3)
Clepsis virescana salebrosa Razowski, 1979
Explanation of Names
Specific name virescana is Latin meaning "greenish." (4)
Forewing length 6-9 mm. (5)
Throughout most of North America, including Alaska, absent from the southeastern United States. (6), (7), (8)
Up to 10,000'. (5)
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. (1)
Works Cited
1.North American Micro-Lepidoptera
Clemens, Brackenridge. 1865. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, Volume 5: 139-47.
2.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
3.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
4.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.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.
7.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
8.North American Moth Photographers Group