Prodoxidae: Lamproniinae

0133 (ABH9.001) Currant Shoot Borer Lampronia capitella, (Clerck, 1759)



General Information

This moth has creamy markings on chocolate-brown wings and a yellowish-orange head tuft.


The Larvae feed on the seeds of young fruit. After hibernation in March or April the larvae enters a bud and continues feeding, hence the vernacular name.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 14-17mm
Foodplant(s): Red Currant (Ribes rubrum), Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa), currants (Ribes spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Red Data Book

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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

Red Data Book

Larva Type:
White, Pink, Green, Black