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Species Clepsis fucana - Hodges#3680

Light brown moth - Clepsis fucana
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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 fucana (Clepsis fucana - Hodges#3680 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis fucana (Walsingham, 1879)
Lozotaenia fucana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Cacoecia victoriana Busck, 1922 (2)
Clepsis busckana Keifer, 1933
Phylogenetic sequence #620352
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin fucatus meaning "colored, stained," for the comparison to a European species "at first sight it would seem to be allied" yet having "the brown shade or fascia being carried conspicuously quite across the wing." (1)
Forewing length 6.5-10.5 mm. (3)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Vancouver Island south along the coast to Monterey, California. (3)
Larval host is mainly California figwort (Scrophularia californica), but also woundwort (Stachys sp.), artichoke (Cynaria cardunculus), and cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.) (Razowski 1979).
Life Cycle
Larva constructs a leaf shelter on the hostplant (Razowski 1979).
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.19.4m, p.152 (3)
Razowski J. 1979. Revision of the Genus Clepsis Guenée (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). Part I. Acta Zoological Cracoviensia 23(8): 101-198
Walsingham, Lord 1879. North-American Tortricidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4: 12, pl.63, f.2 (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.Microlepidoptera from British Columbia.
August Busck. 1922. The Canadian Entomologist 53(12): 276-280.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.