Moths of North Carolina
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Bactra furfurana (Haworth, 1811) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tortricoidea Family: TortricidaeSubfamily: OlethreutinaeTribe: BactriniP3 Number: 620477.00 MONA Number: 2706.00
Identification
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Adult Markings: Species in this genus overlap one another in the coloration and pattern of the forewings and in many cases dissection is required to identify them to species (Heinrich 1926). However, strongly marked specimens show characteristic differences which Heinrich used to create a key based on appearance alone. Verutana and furfurana -- the two species that occur in our area -- are both clay colored to dark wood-brown (Forbes, 1923). According to Heinrich, they differ mainly in terms of the markings (or lack thereof) along the costal region of the wing. In furfurana, a dark basal patch is present that reaches outward to the costa, or is at least represented by an outer dark margin on the costal half of the wing. In verutana, the costal region lacks any dark patches, particularly any extension of a basal dark patch out to the costa. The basal area is typically dark and sharply bent in at the cell (Forbes, 1923).
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable only by close inspection of structural features or by DNA analysis.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats:
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on members of the Juncaceae and Cyperaceae (Forbes, 1923; Brown et al., 2010)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Sedge, Grass, and Rush Mires
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SU
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Bactra furfurana - No common name

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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-05-17
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-06-18
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Harry Wilson on 2012-05-31
Wake Co.
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