Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ribes nigrum

black currant

synonym: Ribes magellanicum

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantNymphalidaePolygonia c-album
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCelastrina argiolus
stemborerBuprestidaeAgrilus ribesi
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEuura olfaciens
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEuura ribesii
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEuura leucotrocha
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria scaber
stemscalePseudococcidaePhenacoccus aceris
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis spectrana
leafoviposition scarTenthredinidaePristiphora appendiculata
leafhiddenTortricidaeArchips podana
leafhiddenTortricidaeArchips rosana
leafhiddenTortricidaePtycholoma lecheana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAdoxophyes orana
stemscaleDiaspididaeDiaspidiotus ostreaeformis
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAceria ribis
leaf budborerProdoxidaeLampronia redimitella
stemscaleDiaspididaeLepidosaphes ulmi
leafgallspring generationAphididaeAphis grossulariae
stemgallSesiidaeSynanthedon tipuliformis
stemscaleCoccidaePulvinaria vitis
fruitgallTenthredinidaeEuura pumilio
flowergallCecidomyiidaeDasineura ribis
leaf budgallEriophyidaeCecidophyopsis ribis
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe grossulariae
leafdownErysiphalesPhyllactinia ribes
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera mors-uvae
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmopara ribicola
leafgallmainAphididaeAphis schneideri
leafgallspring generationAphididaeCryptomyzus galeopsidis
leafgallspring generationAphididaeCryptomyzus ribis
leafgallspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus lactucae
leafgallspring generationAphididaeNasonovia ribisnigri
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura tetensi
leafgallEriophyidaeColomerus riberini
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora epitea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-epitea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-purpureae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia caricina
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia magnusii
leafpustuleaeciararelyPuccinialesPuccinia pringsheimiana
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-diversicoloris
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-pseudocyperi
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis-nigri-lasiocarpae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis-nigri-paniculatae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesCronartium ribicola
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculus masseei
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAnthocoptes ribis
leafvagrantEriophyidaeCecidophyopsis grossulariae
leafvagrantEriophyidaeShevtchenkella neglecta
stemborerCecidomyiidaeResseliella ribis
stemgallrarelyAphididaeRhopalosiphoninus ribesinus
stemscaleDiaspididaeEpidiaspis leperii
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeEriosoma ulmi
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni
systemicvagrantspring generationAphididaeAphis triglochinis


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 8.v.2021