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scientific name    Clepsis melaleucana    

common name     Black-patched Clepsis

habitat
Deciduous forests.

seasonality
Mid June to early July in Alberta, as early as May elsewhere.

identification
The forewing is light brown with darker brown shading in the lower median area and abundant metallic bluish lines and dots throughout the wing. There is some cream along the costa in the median area and along the outer margin. The larva is green with paired dark green dorsal stripes.

life history
The larva makes a tight roll of a leaf or bract, venturing out to feed upon nearby foliage or flowers.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
The larva feeds on cohosh (Caulophyllum sp.), solomonís seal (Polygonatum sp.), and trillium (Trillium sp.) (Razowski 1979).

range
Alberta to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Missouri.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=30273



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