Cryptomyzus ribis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hemiptera, Aphididae

on Ribes

Cryptomyzus ribis gall

Ribes, Dronten; © Arnold Grosscurt

Cryptomyzus ribis gall

lower surface of the gall

Cryptomyzus ribis galls on Ribes rubrum

Ribes rubrum, Beuningen

Cryptomyzus ribis aphids on Ribes rubrum


Cryptomyzus ribis

Ribes rubrum, Nieuwendam

Cryptomyzus ribis

at the underside of the galled part of the leaf the normal, slender, unicellular hairs have been replaced by stout, short, multicellular hairs

section through a galled part of the leaf

Cryptomyzus ribis: fundatrix + newborn aptera

Ribes rubrum, Hongarije, Budapest © László Érsek; fundatrix + newly born aptera

primary hostplants

Grossulariaceae, monophagous

Ribes alpinum, nigrum, rubrum, uva-crispa.

Mainly R. rubrum.

on Stachys


aphids on leaves and stems.

secondary hostplants

Lamiaceae, ± monophagous

Stachys palustris.

Occasionally other Stachys, Galeopsis, Lamium, Leonurus.


Sometimes colonies remain without alternation all summer on the primary hostplant.


Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2004a), Ianovici, Matica & Scurtu (2010a), Ilie & Marinescu (2011a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Carbonelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon & Schneider (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Seidel (1957a), Tambs-Lyche (1970a).


pub 11.v.2017 · mod