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scientific name    Clepsis virescana    

habitat
Found in a variety of habitats, most common in shrubby open areas or aspen parkland.

seasonality
Late June to mid August.

identification
The forewing is olive-brown with darker olive brown markings. The median line is usually obscured in the middle of the wing, and the triangular patch on the costa just before the apex is usually very prominent. The hindwing varies from light grey to white. This species has a costal fold in the male, which coupled with the obscured median band, and olive-brown colour will separate it from C. peritana.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
The larva feeds on a variety of species in the Rose Family (Rosaceae). (Razowski 1979)

range
From British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to California, Texas, and North Carolina.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=22988



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