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Species Bactra furfurana - Hodges#2706

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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 furfurana (Bactra furfurana - Hodges#2706)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bactra furfurana (Haworth, 1811)
Tortrix furfurana Haworth, 1811
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin furfuris meaning "scaly, scurfy."
Forewing length 7-8 mm. (1)
Wingspan 10-16 mm. (2)
Atlantic states, Texas and California. (1)
Associated with pond vegetation. (1)
Flies in July and August in Alberta.
Larvae are said to feed on the stems of rushes (Juncus). (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
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.