Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1111 (ABH49.194) Bactra lancealana, (Hübner, [1799])

KR04655

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is easily confused with other Bactra species. It can be distinguished from B.furfurana by the crescent-shaped discocellular mark and the absence of a basal patch on the forewing; unicolourous specimens can only be separated by examination of the genitalia.


Wingspan: 11-20 mm.
Foodplant(s): rushes (Juncus spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-October
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 31 (11.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 May to 17 September

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 Photo © David Griffiths