|A live individual|
The wingspan is 14–19 mm. This moth has a characteristic wing pattern, with a whitish ground colour, pale brown fasciate markings on the forewings and well-developed black ocelli. Adults have been recorded on wing from July to August in Europe.
The larvae feed on Artemisia absinthium. They feed inside the stems and roots of their host plant.
This species can be found in Great Britain, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Italy included Sicily, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Baltic region, Russia (Ural Mountains), Asia Minor, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China (Heilongjiang, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Xinjiang).
- Fauna Europaea
- Trematerra, P., 2010: Clepsis trifasciata sp. n. with notes on some Lepidoptera Tortricidae from Kirgizstan. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research Serie II 42 (1): 1-10. Abstract and full article: 
- Catalogue of Eucosmini from China (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
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