Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ribes alpinum

mountain currant

synonym: Ribes lucidum

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafhiddenYponomeutidaeEuhyponomeutoides albithoracellus
leafvagrantrarelyAcanthosomatidaeElasmucha ferrugata
leafscaleAleyrodidaeAleyrodes lonicerae
leafvagrantNoctuidaeConistra vaccinii
leafvagrantNotodontidaePhalera bucephala
leafvagrantGeometridaeSelenia dentaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeMacaria wauaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeEulithis prunata
leafvagrantGeometridaeEulithis mellinata
stemborerBuprestidaeAgrilus ribesi
leafvagrantCicadellidaeZygina nigritarsis
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeOtiorhynchus smreczynskii
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEuura ribesii
leafvagrantDiptilomiopidaeRhyncaphytoptus tumidus
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus luteus
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes bellus
leaf budborerProdoxidaeLampronia redimitella
leafgallspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus rhinanthi
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeCryptomyzus heinzei
stemgallAphididaeRhopalosiphoninus ribesinus
flowergallCecidomyiidaeDasineura ribis
leaf budgallEriophyidaeCecidophyopsis alpina
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe grossulariae
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera mors-uvae
leafgallAphididaeAphis schneideri
leafgallspring generationrarelyAphididaeCryptomyzus galeopsidis
leafgallspring generationAphididaeCryptomyzus korschelti
leafgallspring generationAphididaeCryptomyzus ribis
leafgallspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus pallidus
leafgallspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus picridis
leafgallspring generationAphididaeNasonovia ribisnigri
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria scaber
leafminerIncurvariidaeAlloclemensia mesospilella
leafminerYponomeutidaeEuhyponomeutoides ribesiella
leafoviposition scarTenthredinidaePristiphora appendiculata
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora epitea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-epitea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-purpureae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-viminalis
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia caricina
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia magnusii
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia pringsheimiana
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-digitatae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-pendulae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-pseudocyperi
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis-nigri-paniculatae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesCronartium ribicola
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculus masseei
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes ribis
stemgallSantalaceaeViscum album
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeEriosoma anncharlotteae
leafgallspring generationrarelyAphididaeAphis grossulariae
stemvagrantspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus zirnitsi


the part of the plant that most conspicuously is hit by the parasite

all buds: both flower buds and leaf buds
flower: also inflorescence
leaf: also needle, phyllodium, petiole
leaf bud: also unfolding young leaf
fruit: also seed
root: also root stock, runners
root collar: also the lowest part of the stem
stem: also culm, the lower part of the peduncle, in grasses also leaf sheath
systemic: the entire above-ground plant.


borer: larva living internally, almost no outwards signs
down: 0.5-2 mm high fungal down
film: very thin cover of fungal tussue
gall: swelling and/or malformation
grazer: feeding at the outside of the plant
leaf spot: discoloured, often ± necrotic, generally not galled, sign of a fungus infection
miner-borer: larve initially makes a mine, lives as a borer later
pustule: plug of fungal tissue, generally brown-black and < 2 mm
stripe: longitudinal line of fungal tissue in a grass leaf
vagrant: (aphids, mites) living freely on the plant, at higher densitiy causing malformations.


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The host plant spectre of a parasite is rarely known exhaustively; this applies in particular at the species level. It is advisable therefore to check at least also the list of all parasites of this genus.


Last modified 10.vii.2022