Clepsis melaleucanus

620362.00 — 3686 — Clepsis melaleucanus (Walker, 1863) — Black-patched Clepsis
Images copyright: Sue Gregoire (NY)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody and herbaceous plants)

Sex Differences

Male with costal fold; weak sexual dimorphism in forewing maculation, with base of costa brown in male, whitish in female.


  • 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
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Walker, F., 1863. Tortricites and Tineites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 28: 335.