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Species Clepsis spectrana - Hodges#3681.1

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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 spectrana (Clepsis spectrana - Hodges#3681.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Straw-colored Tortrix
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clepsis spectrana (Treitschke, 1830)
Tortrix spectrana Treitschke, 1830
No North American synonyms.
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "appearance, image, apparition."
Forewing length 8-10.5 mm (Dang, Duncan & Fitzpatrick, 1996).
Larva to 25 mm. (1)
Adult - see Dang, Duncan & Fitzpatrick in Print References.
Larva - see photo at Moth Photographers Group in Internet References.
Introduced. Of Palaearctic origin. Present in British Columbia since at least 1950. There are also records from Vancouver and Quebec and a much wider range in our area likely. (2)
Highly polyphagous. In North America the larvae are known to feed on cultivated raspberry, currant, white spruce and white cedar (Dang, Duncan & Fitzpatrick, 1996). Larger list at TortAI. (1)
See Also
Clepsis fucana - spectrana tends to be more reddish-brown with the medial fascia more boldy defined, especially anteriorly (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.
Treitschke, G.F., 1830. Die schmetterlinge von Europa 8: 77.
Works Cited
1.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group