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Species Bactra maiorina - Hodges#2708

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Bactra
Species maiorina (Bactra maiorina - Hodges#2708)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bactra maiorina Heinrich, 1923 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin maior meaning "greater, larger."
Wingspan 13-20 mm. (1), (2)
Powell (1997) notes that California specimens (FWL 8.2-10.5 mm) tend to be larger. (3)
Heinrich (1926) examined specimens from New York, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Utah. (2) Powell (1997) confirms their presence in California. (3) There are BugGuide and MPG records across much of the United States, less the northwest and the northeast. (4)
Type locality: Arlington, Virginia. (1)
Larval hosts include river bulrush (Bolboschoenus fluviatilis), broadleaf cattail (Typha latifolia) and bulrush (Scirpus). (5)
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1923. New Olethreutidae from eastern United States (Lepidoptera). Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 25(5-6): 105. (1)
Works Cited
1.New Olethreutidae from eastern United States (Lepidoptera)
Carl Heinrich. 1923. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 25(5-6): 105-122 .
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
3.Three Additional Bactra In California, One Native But Overlooked, One Probably Introduced, One New Species (Tortricidae)
Jerry A. Powell . 1997. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 51(2), 128-134 .
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems