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Species Clepsis clemensiana - Clemens' Clepsis Moth - Hodges#3684

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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 clemensiana (Clemens' Clepsis Moth - Hodges#3684)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis clemensiana (Fernald, 1879)
Tortrix (Loxotaenia) clemensiana Fernald, 1879 (1)
Tortrix clemensiana Fernald, 1879
Tortrix nervosana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #620360
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Dr. James Brackenridge Clemens (1825-1867), who originally identified the species but died before describing it.
Wingspan 19-23 mm. (1)
Forewing length 9.5-11 mm. (3)
Adult - unpatterned, pale straw colored, some with dark scaling on the veins. Hindwing pale yellow to pure white. (3)
Larva - slender, pale yellow head with brown shading, unusually large pinacula and long setae (MacKay, 1962). (4)
Across all of southern Canada, widespread in the northeast United States, northwest United States, and northern Utah to Northern California. (3)
Adults fly mostly from June through August. (3), (5)
Larvae are said to be primarily grass feeders but Aster and Solidago have also been recorded as hosts. (3)
See Also
Xenotemna pallorana tends to have rounder apex, lack the brown shading along the veins typical of Clepsis clemensiana, and males lack a costal fold.
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1879. Tortricidae. The Canadian Entomologist 11(8): 155. (1)
MacKay, M.B., 1962. Larvae of the North American Tortricinae (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 28: 1-182 (abstract)
Works Cited
Charles Henry Fernald. 1879. The Canadian Entomologist 11(8): 155-158.
2.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
5.North American Moth Photographers Group