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scientific name    Clepsis clemensiana    

common name     Clemens’ Clepsis

habitat
In weedy open areas.

seasonality
Late June to mid August in Alberta, June to August elsewhere (Razowski 1979).

identification
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)

life history
The larva hibernates and the pupa can be found inside folded leafs (MacKay 1962).

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
The larva feeds on grasses, goldenrod (Solidago sp.), and aster (Aster sp.) (Razowski 1979).

range
From British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Florida and California. Widespread in Alberta.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=30033



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