Clepsis clemensiana

620360.00 — 3684 — Clepsis clemensiana (Fernald, 1879) — Clemens' Clepsis

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Poaceae are considered primary hosts; other plants have been recorded

Sex Differences

Male with costal fold.


Similar to Xenotemna pallorana, which lacks the costal fold in males. Females of this species have a narrower forewing with a more pointed apex and usually dark streaks along length of wing.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 19.6m; p. 152. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide