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Species Bactra lancealana - Hodges#2705

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 lancealana (Bactra lancealana - Hodges#2705)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Black-blotched Bactra Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bactra lancealana (Hübner, 1796)
Tortrix lancealana Hübner, 1796
Tortrix dibeliana Haworth, 1811
Tortrix expallidana Haworth, 1811
Tortrix egenana Haworth, 1811
Tortrix egestana Haworth, 1811
Tortrix lanceana Frölich, 1828
Bactra nigrovittana Stephens, 1852
Bactra (Aphelia) fumosana Kennel, 1900
Bactra lanceolana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet lancealana is Latin meaning "small lance." (1)
Wingspan: 11–20 mm (2)
Larvae mainly feed on various rushes, including Juncus and Scirpus. (2)
Per Michael Sabourin’s suggestion, the MPG live images have now been removed but can be still be viewed on at here. Most, possibly all, are Bactra verutana Zeller, 1875 or Bactra verutana var. albipuncta Henrich 1926. The pinned images by Jim Vargo turned out to be Bactra priapeia. We don’t know what the USNM pinned images are. We not aware of any authentic reports of Bactra lancealana. - Steve Nanz 10/9/2017
We believe that the BOLD records from Canada are valid. MPG now shows authentic images of this species from the Netherlands. - Steve Nanz 1/3/2018
Print References
Hübner, J. 1796. Sammlung europscher Schmetterlinge, [7]. pl.13, f.80
Internet References
Wikipedia - brief description (2)