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49.196 (BF1111a)

Scarce Sedge Marble   

Bactra lacteana
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-May, feeding in the central shoot below ground level, causing the young leaves to die.  Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Carnation Sedge, probably other low-growing sedges.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 13th July 2010, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Airyolland Lodge on Luce Bay on 8th July 2011.

6 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2018 2021
49.196 Bactra Lacteana
49.196 Bactra Lacteana
49.196 Bactra Lacteana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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