(possible synonym : Bactra passercula Turner, 1916)
BACTRINI, OLETHREUTINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths have speckled grey forewings. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
Bactra optanias occurs in
but Bactra optanias has been recorded in Australia in:
Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera series. Vol. 10,
CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 208-210.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI: Tineidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 36, Part 2 (1911), p. 253, No. 355.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera of the family Tortricidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 40 (1916), pp. 527-528.
(updated 9 October 2012)