Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bactra furfurana

Bactra furfurana (Haworth, 1811)

mottled marble

on Eleocharis, Juncus


The larva lives as a stem borer; also pupa in a the stem, in a slight cocoon. Affected stems turn yellow.

host plants

Cyperaceae, Juncaceae, restricted polyphagous

Eleocharis palustris; Juncus conglomeratus.

References to Schoenoplectus lacustris are incorrect (Hancock & Bland).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Martin & Stoecklin (2014a).

Last modified 23.x.2019