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Tortricidae
620478.002707Bactra verutana Zeller, 1876 – Javelin Moth

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Distribution: FL, TX, CA - Razowski & Becker (1910).
Type locality (B. verutana): Dallas, TX.
Type locality (B. v. albipuncta): Denver, CO.
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1926).
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Synonymy: Bactra verutana Zeller, 1876
Bactra albipuncta Heinrich, 1926
Bactra chrysea Heinrich, 1926
Taxonomic Notes: Bactra verutana Zeller, 1876 included as a subspecific name albipuncta Heinrich, 1926 which was originally described as a variety. Brown (2005) treated albipuncta as a subspecies. Both may have overlooked Diakonoff (1964) which raised albipuncta to full species.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Diakonoff, 1964. Further records and descriptions of the species of Bactra Stephens ( Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen, 70(1): 62; figs. 45-49
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 39.3. (out of print)
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 84; figs. 47, 171, 346.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 14.17m, 14.18f; p. 130. Book Review and ordering
  • Razowski, J. & V.O. Becker, 1910. Systematic and faunistic data on Neotropical Bactrini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Polish Journal of Entomology, 79(2): 187-193.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Zeller. P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren.. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
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