The genus Claremontia has 18 species with a holarctic distribution. There are seven species recorded in Britain and three in Ireland.

The genus is characterised within the Blennocampini by the following factors. In the forewing stub vein A3 is straight at its apex. The hindwing lacks any enclosed medial cells. The outer orbit of the eye has a deep groove that is matt with a coriaceous sculpture. The pedicel is scarcely longer than wide. The tarsal claw has an inner tooth and a basal lobe.

Larvae feed on herbaceous species within the Rosaceae.

Species list:

Claremontia alchemillae (Cameron, 1877)

Claremontia alternipes (Klug, 1816)

Claremontia brevicornis (Brischke, 1883)

Claremontia confusa (Konow, 1886)

Claremontia tenuicornis (Klug, 1816)

Claremontia uncta (Klug, 1816)

Claremontia waldheimii (Gimmerthal, 1847)


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