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49.195 (BF1110)

Mottled Marble   

Bactra furfurana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-May, ?June-July, in a stem, exuding frass and causing the stem to turn brown.  Moves from stem to stem.  Adults: May-July, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Common Spike-rush, Compact Rush.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 27th June 2003, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Airyolland Lodge on Luce Bay on 4th July 2011, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Caerlaverock on 28th June 2014 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

30 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2018 2018
49.195 Bactra Furfurana
49.195 Bactra Furfurana
49.195 Bactra Furfurana
49.195 Bactra Furfurana49.195 Bactra Furfurana

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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