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).
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)
Clepsis fucana - spectrana tends to be more reddish-brown with the medial fascia more boldy defined, especially anteriorly (Dang, Duncan & Fitzpatrick, 1996).
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