Bactra lancealana - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 6 August 2013
Bactra lancealana Adult


© Robin Howard

Bactra lancealana (Hübner, [1799])

Wingspan: male - 11-18mm female - 15-21mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to July and again from late July to September when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of rough, unmanaged grassland.

Larvae feed on Juncus conglomeratus, Carex riparia and Scirpus spp.