Red Currant Aphid - Cryptomyzus ribis

    Description

    The aphid Cryptomyzus ribis causes galls on the leaves of Currant secies (Ribes sp.). The galls take the form of raised thickened patches on the upper surface of leaves, these may be yellowish or red, the leaf often curls downwards. Hairy depressions below with aphids.

    Habitat

    On Currant species (Ribes sp.).

    When to see it

    When Currant species (Ribes sp.) are in leaf.

    Life History

    The Currant Blister Aphid host alternates between Currant (Ribes sp.) and Woundworts (Stachys sp.).

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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