Bactra lancealana, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Bactra lancealana, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Bactra lancealana (Hübner, 1799)


Bactra lancealana is a moth of the family Tortricidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Bactra lancealana (Hübner, 1799)

Tortrix lancealana (Hübner, 1799)

Tortrix dibeliana (Haworth, 1811)

Tortrix expallidana (Haworth, 1811)

Tortrix egenana (Haworth, 1811)

Tortrix egestana (Haworth, 1811)

Tortrix pauperana (Haworth, 1811)

Tortrix lanceana (Froelich, 1828)

Bactra nigrovittana (Stephens, 1852)

Bactra (Aphelia) fumosana (Kennel, 1900)

Common name

Rush Marble


Superfamily: Tortricoidea > Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Bactrini > Genus: Bactra


11-21 mm


Marshes, bogs, and wet meadows.

Food plant

The larva is narrowly polyphagous on Cyperaceae (Carex riparia, Cyperus longus, Schoenoplectus lacustris, Scirpoides holoschoenus κ.α.), Juncaceae (Juncus articulatus κ.α.) and bores into the stem and the rhizome.

Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Plant Parasites of Europe

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa