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Lampronia capitella (Clerck, 1759)

Currant Shoot Borer
9.0010 (B&F: 133)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Adeloidea
    »Family: Prodoxidae
      »Subfamily: Lamproniinae
        »Tribe: Trifurculini


A Red Data Book Class 3 and Biodiversity Action Plan Priority species. Aside from the Haslemere area, just two localities have been logged for this species in Sussex. The species was judged a rarity at Guestling during the years running up to 1878; and Wolstonbury was added in a collation of Lepidoptera in the Victoria County History of 1905. Larvae feed on the shoots and green fruits of currant in other counties. (Pratt, 2011)

Lampronia capitella
Surrey, 31 v 2013
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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