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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident, probably overlooked.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Rushes, especially Carnation Sedge.

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 recorded19991999
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records918
Number of individuals1020
Unique positions510
Unique locations48
Adult records612
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 18 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1999.


1111a Bactra lacteana 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: difficult to separate from 1111 Bactra lancealana.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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