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Lampronia capitella
Currant-shoot Borer (Clerck, 1759)
Prodoxidae: Lamproniinae
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Photo © Ben Lewis,  Strumpshaw Fen 26/05/2016

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Wingspan: 14-17mm
Season: May - June.
Foodplant:   Currant or Gooseberry
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Creamy markings on chocolate-brown wings and a yellowish-orange head tuft.
Larvar feeds on seeds of young fruit. After hibernation in March or April the larvae enters a bud and continues feeding. (Re English name)

New UK BAP priority species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2016.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2016127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
00/04/2012 to 00/05/2012+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
24/05/2010127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
12/06/2003127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
19/05/2002127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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