00397 Currant Shoot Borer Lampronia capitella, (Clerck, 1759)

BF0133 (ABH9.001)


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:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
White, Pink, Green, Black