Incurvariidae: Incurvariinae

0132 (ABH8.004) Incurvaria praelatella (=Lampronia), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Glassdrum Wood, Argyll 13-06-2016
Glassdrum Wood, Argyll 13-06-2016
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Glassdrum Wood, Argyll 13-06-2016
 Photo © Ian Fisher

General Information

This species has a dark purple/bronze forewing with several whitish markings.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 11-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca), Water Avens (Geum rivale), Rosaceae (Rosaceae spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common


Damp woodland clearings.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1961

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 May to 06 June

Similar Species
Currant Shoot Borer Lampronia capitella

Larva Type:
White, Brown, Black