|scientific name Clepsis melaleucana |
common name Black-patched Clepsis
Mid June to early July in Alberta, as early as May elsewhere.
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.
The larva makes a tight roll of a leaf or bract, venturing out to feed upon nearby foliage or flowers.
Not of concern.
The larva feeds on cohosh (Caulophyllum sp.), solomonís seal (Polygonatum sp.), and trillium (Trillium sp.) (Razowski 1979).
Alberta to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Missouri.
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