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49.196 ~ 1111a ~ Bactra lacteana ~ Scarce Sedge Marble
UK Status

Resident. Status in British Isles still to be determined.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at the Cors Dyfi Nature reserve in the extreme west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-20mm.

Confusion species

B. furfurana, B. lancealana and B. robustana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine?)


Bogs and marshes even at higher elevations.


Believed to feed on sedge and rush spp.

Lifestage data

Life stage data presumed to be similar to Bactra lancealana.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th Aug 2012, Cors Dyfi