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Species Bactra priapeia - Hodges#2709

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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 priapeia (Bactra priapeia - Hodges#2709)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bactra priapeia Heinrich, 1923 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin priapei meaning "phallus" (from Priapus, son of Aphrodite, and the personification of the phallus). Heinrich notes "the most striking character is the aedeagus of the genitalia; this is slender, very long, and curved in a half circle. It at once distinguishes the species." (1)
Wingspan 16-17 mm. (1)
The original description is available in PDF or view online in the print references below. (1)
Massachusetts to Florida; [Utah to New Mexico(?)]. (2)
Powell (1997) states a range from Florida, Louisiana, the Gulf Coast of Texas, southern California (possibly introduced), British Honduras, and Panama. (3)
Type locality: USA: Louisiana, Sabine River Ferry.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Heppner (2003) reported adults from April to June, September. (2)
January, March to October on Moth photographers Group
Larval host is unknown. (2)
See Also
Bactra sinistra is similar in appearance but females can be separated by genitalia
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1923. New Olethreutidae from eastern United States (Lepidioptera). 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.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
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 .