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51a0355 – 3681.1   Clepsis spectrana (Treitschke, 1830)

© Stuart I. Tingley
Distribution: Introduced from Europe.
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: Tortrix spectrana Treitschke, 1830
Tortrix intermedia Mansbridge, 1914
Tortrix latiorana Stainton, 1857
Tortrix liverana Mansbridge, 1914
Tortrix vinculana Treitschke, 1830
Taxonomic Notes: Clepsis spectrana (Treitschke, 1830) is now recognized among the North American fauna north of Mexico.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Dang, P.T., R.W. Duncan & S. Fitzpatrick, 1996. Occurrence of two Palaearctic species of Clepsis Guenée, C. spectrana (Treitschke) and C. consimilana (Hubner) (Tortricidae), in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 50(4): 321-328.
  • 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.Net
Clepsis spectrana
© Stuart I. Tingley
Clepsis spectrana
© E. LaGasa & WSDA
Clepsis spectrana
20mm – © Mississippi Entomological Museum
Clepsis spectrana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA

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