|scientific name Bactra verutana |
Near marshy areas.
Alberta specimens have been collected from June 20 to September 17.
A small (11-17 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 furfurana but easily distinguished by the male genitalia as the cucullus bears stout spines. Illustrations of the latter are in both Heinrich (1926) and Miller (1987).
Comes to light.
Widespread but uncommon. Of no concern.
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).
Florida, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Ontario and Alberta (Heinrich 1926). It is also known from Quebec and Labrador (Handfield 1997). In Alberta, it has been found in the prairies, aspen parkland, foothills and mixed wood areas.
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