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scientific name    Bactra furfurana    

habitat
Near marshy areas.

seasonality
Alberta material has been collected from July 2 to August 23.

identification
A small (10-16 mm wingspan) Tortricid moth of the subfamily Olethreutinae. The forewings are light brown, narrow-pointed at the apex and with a number of darker brown areas. The hind wings are sooty-brown in color. Similar in appearance to Bactra verutana but easily distinguished by the male genitalia as the cucullus lacks stout spines. Illustrations of the latter are in both Heinrich (1926) and Miller (1987).

life history
Comes to light.

conservation
Never common, but probably of no concern.

diet info
Juncus (Heinrich 1926).

range
Ontario, District of Columbia, South Dakota, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Montana, California (Heinrich 1926). It is also known from Quebec and Labrador (Handfield 1997). In Alberta, it is known from the prairies and aspen parkland.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5798



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