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51a0362 – 3686   Clepsis melaleucanus (Walker, 1863)
             Black-patched Clepsis

Tom Murray
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: Lophoderus melaleucanus Walker, 1863
Lozotaenia biustulana Stephens, 1834
Conchylis invexana Walker, 1863
Ptycholoma semifuscana Clemens, 1864
  • 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
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1863. Tortricites and Tineites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 28: 335.
Clepsis melaleucanus
Tom Murray
Clepsis melaleucanus
John Himmelman
Clepsis melaleucanus
Nolie Schneider
Clepsis melaleucanus
Jason Dombroskie
Clepsis melaleucanus
20mm – Jim Vargo
Clepsis melaleucanus
Canadian National Collection LG

Clepsis melaleucanus
Jason Dombroskie

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