Lampronia pubicornis
Lampronia pubicornis
Adult • Umbra Nature Reserve, Co.Londonderry • © Ed McGuiggan

9.007 BF139

Lampronia pubicornis

(Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan c. 12-14mm.

A rather localised and uncommon species, recorded from a few localities in Northern England, Scotland and Ireland, on sandy/rocky limestone habitats where the foodplant occurs.

The larvae feed on the shoots of burnet rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia), distorting the growth.

Adult moths fly in May and June.
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