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51a0364 – 3688   Clepsis peritana (Clemens, 1860)
             Garden Tortrix
David Reed Mark Dreiling - DNA
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Smicrotes peritana Clemens, 1860
Dichelia inconclusana Walker, 1863
Clepsis pinaria Razowski & Becker, 2010
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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. 19.1m; p. 151. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Clepsis peritana
Arlene Ripley
Clepsis peritana
Ben Grubbs
Clepsis peritana
John Davis
Clepsis peritana
Jason Dombroskie
Clepsis peritana
Charles Melton
Clepsis peritana
Carol Wolf
Clepsis peritana
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Clepsis peritana
Jason Dombroskie
Clepsis peritana
11mm – Jim Vargo

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