Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ribes uva-crispa


synonym: Grossularia reclinata; Ribes grossularia

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantNymphalidaePolygonia c-album
leafvagrantGeometridaeMacaria wauaria
stemborerBuprestidaeAgrilus ribesi
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEuura similator
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeEuura leucotrocha
stemscaleDiaspididaeLepidosaphes ulmi
stemscaleCoccidaeParthenolecanium corni
leafvagrantmainTenthredinidaeEuura ribesii
leafhiddenTortricidaePandemis cerasana
leafhiddenTortricidaeAdoxophyes orana
leafvagrantDiptilomiopidaeRhyncaphytoptus tumidus
leafvagrantspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus luteus
leaf budborerProdoxidaeLampronia redimitella
leafgallspring generationrarelyAphididaeCryptomyzus galeopsidis
leafvagrantAphididaeNasonovia brachycyclica
stemgallSesiidaeSynanthedon tipuliformis
stemscaleCoccidaePulvinaria vitis
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia ribis
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe grossulariae
leafdownErysiphalesPhyllactinia ribes
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera mors-uvae
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmopara ribicola
leafgallspring generationmainAphididaeAphis grossulariae
leafgallspring generationAphididaeCryptomyzus ribis
leafgallspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus pallidus
leafgallspring generationAphididaeNasonovia ribisnigri
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura tetensi
leafminerIncurvariidaeAlloclemensia mesospilella
leafminerYponomeutidaeEuhyponomeutoides ribesiella
leafoviposition scarTenthredinidaePristiphora appendiculata
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora epitea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-epitea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-purpureae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-viminalis
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia caricina
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia pringsheimiana
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-digitatae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-diversicoloris
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-pendulae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-pseudocyperi
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis-nigri-paniculatae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesCronartium ribicola
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis
leafvagrantEriophyidaeAculus masseei
leafvagrantEriophyidaeCecidophyopsis grossulariae
stemgallSantalaceaeViscum album
root collargallActinomycetalesRhodococcus fascians
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeEriosoma grossulariae
stemscalePseudococcidaePhenacoccus aceris


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