Species Details

Bactra verutana

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SeasonalityAlberta specimens have been collected from June 20 to September 17. IdentificationA small (11-17 mm wingspan) Tortricid moth of the subfamily Olethreutinae. The forewings are light brown, narrow-pointed at the apex and with a number of darker brown areas. The hind wings are sooty-brown in color. Similar in appearance to Bactra furfurana but easily distinguished by the male genitalia as the cucullus bears stout spines. Illustrations of the latter are in both Heinrich (1926) and Miller (1987).

Scientific Name Bactra verutana Habitat Near marshy areas. Seasonality Alberta specimens have been collected from June 20 to September 17. Identification
A small (11-17 mm wingspan) Tortricid moth of the subfamily Olethreutinae. The forewings are light brown, narrow-pointed at the apex and with a number of darker brown areas. The hind wings are sooty-brown in color.…
A small (11-17 mm wingspan) Tortricid moth of the subfamily Olethreutinae. The forewings are light brown, narrow-pointed at the apex and with a number of darker brown areas. The hind wings are sooty-brown in color. Similar in appearance to Bactra furfurana but easily distinguished by the male genitalia as the cucullus bears stout spines. Illustrations of the latter are in both Heinrich (1926) and Miller (1987).
Life History Comes to light. Conservation Widespread but uncommon. Of no concern. Diet Info Juncus (U.S. Bureau of Entomology rearing) according to Heinrich (1926). Larva feeds on leaves, fascicles and basal bulbs of Cyperus esculentus, Scirpus and Juncus according to Miller (1987). Range
Florida, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Ontario and Alberta (Heinrich 1926). It is also known from Quebec and Labrador (Handfield 1997). In Alberta, it has been found in the prairies, aspen…
Florida, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Ontario and Alberta (Heinrich 1926). It is also known from Quebec and Labrador (Handfield 1997). In Alberta, it has been found in the prairies, aspen parkland, foothills and mixed wood areas.

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"Species Details - Bactra verutana, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5799. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Tortricoidea Family Tortricidae Subfamily Olethreutinae Genus Bactra Species Bactra verutana
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum