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49.197 (BF1112)

Saltern Marble   

Bactra robustana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: ?July-August, August-June, mining a leaf and the stem, usually causing yellowish discoloration of the tip.  Adults? May-September.

Larval foodplants

Sea Club-rush.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 27th June 2003.

5 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 2015

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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