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National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local. Probably under-recorded.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: Rushes

Regional breakdown:

 VC64VC65
Year first recorded20082001
Year last recorded20082003
Number of records12
Number of individuals12
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 2001.
 

Photos


1111a Bactra lacteana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 1 Aug 2001

Species Account


Similar species: Gen. det. required to exclude much more common Bactra lancealana.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 1.8.2001 conf. HEB (CHF); Magdalen Wood, 6.8.2003 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:
VC64. Ripon, 9.6.2008 gen. det. CHF, conf. HEB (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): First identified in Britain in 1996. The first county record was at Hutton Conyers (VC65) in 2001, with another in the same vice-county at West Tanfield in 2003 and one at Ripon (VC64) in 2008. An obscure moth, impossible to identify confidently without dissection, but likely to be found elsewhere in Yorkshire.
 

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