Lampronia luzellaOlle Pellmyr
Depicted in Heath & Pelham-Clinton (1976). Wingspan 11-13 mm. Forewing dark purplish fuscous, with 3-4 cream white spots: 1 or 2 on costa, and 2 on hand margin. Hindwings dark gray, sometimes with purplish tinge.
Comparison with Similar Species
Lampronia capitella and Incurvaria oehlmanniella are superficially similar, but differ in having two inner spots fused to a band.
Host, Oviposition, and Larval Feeding Habits
While a motley collection of food substrates have been proposed without solid evidence (Heath & Pelham-Clinton 1976), the only reliable source states that the species feeds on Rubus chamaemorus, Rubus idaea, and other Rubus species (Svensson 1993).
Scattered throughout the British isles, northern and central Europe and Fennoscandia, to westernmost Russia.
Heath, J. & E.C. Pelham-Clinton. 1976. The moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, vol I: Incurvariidae. Blackwell Scientific Press and Curwen Press.
Huemer, P. 1988. Kleinschmetterlinge an Rosaceae unter besondered Berücksichtigung ihrer Vertikalverbreitung. Neue entomol. Nachr. 20.
Svensson, I. 1993. Fjärilskalender. Self-published, Kristianstad, Sweden
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