|scientific name Clepsis clemensiana |
common name Clemens’ Clepsis
In weedy open areas.
Late June to mid August in Alberta, June to August elsewhere (Razowski 1979).
The forewing is light yellow that occasionally has faint brown shading along the veins. The hindwing is pale yellow or white. There is a small costal fold in the male which helps separate it from the similar Xenotemna pallorana.
The slender larva has a yellowish head with some brown shading and pale to dark legs and thoracic shield. It has unusually large pinacula with fairly long setae. (MacKay 1962)
The larva hibernates and the pupa can be found inside folded leafs (MacKay 1962).
Not of concern.
The larva feeds on grasses, goldenrod (Solidago sp.), and aster (Aster sp.) (Razowski 1979).
From British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Florida and California. Widespread in Alberta.
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