Garden Tortrix Moth Clepsis peritana (Clemens, 1860)  Synonyms: Hodges #3688, Ptycholoma peritana, Smicrotes peritana, Strawberry Garden Tortrix, Tortrix peritana .

Status:

The most frequently encountered member of its genus, though "confirmation bias" may be a factor since some field guide show this species without similar species.

Description:

Length around 5 mm. Viewed from above, note the broad brown "V" spanning both wings and semicircular subapical patches. Ruling out C. penetralis appears to require sub-millimeter precision measurements for probable species ID and DNA or female dissection for definitive species ID. Photos are generally best placed at Clepsis peritana/penetralis or Clepsis sp. See also similar Clepsis virescana.

Relationships:

Larvae uses strawberries and other low plants.

There are 307 records in the project database.

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A Garden Tortrix Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/31/2016). Determined by Kyhl Austin/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/3/2015). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Verified by Hugh McGuinness. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/4/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/25/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/19/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/12/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/1/2014). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/14/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/25/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/17/2014). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/6/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Bethesda, Maryland (8/8/2013). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/23/2014). Verified by Marcia Morris/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/3/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/27/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/5/2004). Specimen provided by Bob Patterson. Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/5/2004). Specimen provided by Bob Patterson. Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (1/27/2007). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Garden Tortrix Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/14/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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