Species Details

Clemensia albata

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Common NameLittle White Lichen Moth SeasonalityMid July to early August. IdentificationEasily missed because of its small size. However, wing shape and pattern can be used to distinguish it from micro-moths. Most similar in size and overall shape to the leaf rollers (Tortricidae), but leaf rollers generally have a broader, more blunt appearance to the forewing, and banded (not speckled) forewing patterns, like in C. albata.

Scientific Name Clemensia albata Common Name Little White Lichen Moth Habitat Primarily a species of moist, mixed wood boreal forest. Rare in the aspen parkland. Seasonality Mid July to early August. Identification
Easily missed because of its small size. However, wing shape and pattern can be used to distinguish it from micro-moths. Most similar in size and overall shape to the leaf rollers (Tortricidae), but leaf rollers…
Easily missed because of its small size. However, wing shape and pattern can be used to distinguish it from micro-moths. Most similar in size and overall shape to the leaf rollers (Tortricidae), but leaf rollers generally have a broader, more blunt appearance to the forewing, and banded (not speckled) forewing patterns, like in C. albata.
Life History No information available. Diet Info Arboreal lichens, especially those growing on conifers. Range Across the boreal region west to B.C., south along the Pacific Coast to California.

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"Species Details - Clemensia albata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-209. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Arctiidae Genus Clemensia Species Clemensia albata
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum