Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lampronia corticella

Lampronia corticella (Linnaeus, 1758)

raspberry bud moth

on Rubus


Oviposition in a flower. The young larva eats the ovaries and bores in the fruits, devouring the seeds. The larva then hibernates in a dark, roundish cocoon near the foot of the shrub. After the winter the larve bores in the buds and in the nearby pith of the shoot.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Rubus idaeus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body deep red; head, prothoracic and anal plate shiny black.


Incurvaria, Lampronia, rubiella (Bjerkander, 1781).


Baldizzone (2004a, 2008a), Heath & Pelham-Clinton (1986a), Huemer (1988a, 2012a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz (2016a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Thomann (1956a), Tourlan (2013a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 18.ii.2020