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Genus Bactra

Illinois data point - Bactra Moth - Bactra  Javelin Moth - Hodges #2707 - Bactra verutana Tortricidae: Unknown specimen - Bactra furfurana A Tortricid Moth - Bactra furfurana Bactra? - Bactra Bactra furfurana? - Bactra furfurana Bactra verutana
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Classification
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bactra Stephens, 1834 (1)
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet is the ancient Greek name of the principal city in Bactriana, now Balkh, Afghanistan. (2)
Numbers
Holarctic. Seven species of Bactra occur in America north of Mexico.
Identification
Adults - Members of the genus Bactra Stephens are relatively narrow winged, mainly tan tortricids that resemble crambids when at rest. (3)
Print References
Stephens, J.F, 1834. Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a synopsis of indigenous insects: containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable. Haustellata 4: 124. (1)