Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Tortricidae   Checklist Number: 49.196

Bactra lacteana   Caradja, 1916

Scarce Sedge Marble

A scarce species which requires dissection to confirm identity due to its similarity to its much commoner relative Bactra lancealana. Found on South Uist and Eriskay when it flies between mid-June to mid-August in damp sedge areas. Larval food plant is Carex panacea