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scientific name    Clepsis peritana    

common name     Garden Tortrix

Uncommon to common in open areas with abundant vegetation.

Mid June to mid August in Alberta, from March to November with many broods per year elsewhere (Razowski 1979).

The forewing is light brown with fine dark reticulations throughout. Dark brown edges the basal edge and normally fills a broad median line, though can be faded towards the inner margin. A postmedian band has a fine line leading from the costa to the anal angle, but is normally only filled with dark brown near the costa. The hindwing is whitish with light greyish brown especially around the edges. The larva is pale with a brownish yellow head with some black near the stemma and a dark brown bar laterally. The thoracic shield varies from brownish yellow to yellow and the legs have some brown markings on them as do the small pinacula. (MacKay 1962)

life history
It overwinters as either a larva or pupa. The larva feeds on the living plants, but may show a preference to dead parts of of the plants. (Razowski 1979)

Not of concern, a minor pest in some areas.

diet info
The larva feeds on strawberries (Fragaria spp.) (Freeman 1958).

British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Florida and California.

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