Bactra optanias Meyrick, 1911
(possible synonym : Bactra passercula Turner, 1916)
BACTRINI ,   OLETHREUTINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Bactra optanias
(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

  • Papua,
    and may occur in:
  • New Zealand,
    although this may be a different species,

    but Bactra optanias has been recorded in Australia in:

  • Norfolk Island,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
    Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera series. Vol. 10,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2006, pp. 208-210.

    Edward Meyrick,
    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.


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    (updated 9 October 2012)