Bactra furfurana

    Alt Name
    Mottled Marble

    Wingspan 13 to 19 mm. When well-marked this species is fairly distinctive, poorly-marked specimens are difficult to separate from other Bactra species.

    Identification difficulty

    This species occupies damp marshy habitats.

    When to see it

    The adult moths fly in June and July.

    Life History

    The larvae feed in the stems of rushes such as Common Club-rush and Compact Rush hollowing out the stem.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent locally over much of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    49.195 BF1110

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map