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Clepsis peritana

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Common NameGarden Tortrix SeasonalityMid June to mid August in Alberta, from March to November with many broods per year elsewhere (Razowski 1979). IdentificationThe forewing is light brown with fine dark reticulations throughout. Dark brown edges the basal edge and normally fills a broad median line, though can be faded towards the inner margin. A postmedian band has a fine line leading from the costa to the anal angle, but is normally only filled with dark brown near the costa. The hindwing is whitish with light greyish brown especially around the edges. The larva is pale with a brownish yellow head with some black near the stemma and a dark brown bar laterally. The thoracic shield varies from brownish yellow to yellow and the legs have some brown markings on them as do the small pinacula. (MacKay 1962)

Scientific Name Clepsis peritana Common Name Garden Tortrix Habitat Uncommon to common in open areas with abundant vegetation. Seasonality Mid June to mid August in Alberta, from March to November with many broods per year elsewhere (Razowski 1979). Identification
The forewing is light brown with fine dark reticulations throughout. Dark brown edges the basal edge and normally fills a broad median line, though can be faded towards the inner margin. A postmedian band has a fine…
The forewing is light brown with fine dark reticulations throughout. Dark brown edges the basal edge and normally fills a broad median line, though can be faded towards the inner margin. A postmedian band has a fine line leading from the costa to the anal angle, but is normally only filled with dark brown near the costa. The hindwing is whitish with light greyish brown especially around the edges. The larva is pale with a brownish yellow head with some black near the stemma and a dark brown bar laterally. The thoracic shield varies from brownish yellow to yellow and the legs have some brown markings on them as do the small pinacula. (MacKay 1962)
Life History It overwinters as either a larva or pupa. The larva feeds on the living plants, but may show a preference to dead parts of of the plants. (Razowski 1979) Conservation Not of concern, a minor pest in some areas. Diet Info The larva feeds on strawberries (Fragaria spp.) (Freeman 1958). Range British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Florida and California.

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"Clepsis peritana, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-28535/9-48534. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Tortricoidea Family Tortricidae Subfamily Tortricinae Genus Clepsis Species Clepsis peritana
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