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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Common Club-rush, Compact Rush.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded193519991935
Year last recorded201020082010
Number of records42798
Number of individuals3893262
Unique positions21654
Unique locations20550
Adult records41796
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 98 records from 50 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1935.


1110 Bactra furfurana 03
© Paul Harris
1110 Bactra furfurana 02
© Tom Morris
1110 Bactra furfurana 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: Poorly-marked specimens are difficult to separate from 1111 Bactra lancealana.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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