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Species Bactra verutana - Javelin Moth - Hodges#2707

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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
Species verutana (Javelin Moth - Hodges#2707)
Hodges Number
2707
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bactra verutana, Zeller 1875
Bactra lanceolana var. verutana Zeller, 1875 (1)
Bactra verutana albipuncta Heinrich, 1926 (2)
Bactra verutana chrysea Heinrich, 1926 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin veruta meaning "javelin."
Size
Wingspan: 11-17 mm. (2)
Identification
The FW are light brown, narrow-pointed at the apex and with a number of darker brown areas. The HW are sooty-brown in color. Similar in appearance to B. furfurana but easily distinguished by the male genitalia as the cucullus bears stout spines. (3)
Habitat
Near marshy areas.
Food
Juncus (U.S. Bureau of Entomology rearing) according to Heinrich (1926). Larva feeds on leaves, fascicles and basal bulbs of Cyperus esculentus, Scirpus and Juncus according to Miller (1987). (1)
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum 132: 84; figs. 46, 47, 49, 171, 346, 347, 348. (2)
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 247. (1)
Works Cited
1.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
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.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems