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51a0366 – 3689   Clepsis virescana (Clemens, 1865)

© Rephah Berg
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 virescana Clemens, 1865
Loxotaenia glaucana Walsingham, 1879
Tortrix sescuplana Zeller, 1876
  • 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
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 19.2m; p. 151. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
Clepsis virescana
© Hugh McGuinness
Clepsis virescana
© Carol Wolf
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© Bill Johnson
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© Mark Dreiling - DNA
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© Jon & Nancy Rapp
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© Ken Childs
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© E. LaGasa & WSDA
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CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Clepsis virescana
13mm – © Jim Vargo
Clepsis virescana
12mm – © U. S. National Museum
Clepsis virescana
15mm – © U. S. National Museum

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