Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cecidophyopsis ribis

Cecidophyopsis ribis (Westwood, 1869)

black currant gall mite

on Ribes

Cecidophyopsis ribis galls

Ribes nigrum, Poland; © Arnold Grosscurt

Cecidophyopsis ribis: opened gall on Ribes nigrum

Ribes nigrum, Denmark © Simon Haarder: opened gall with mites


in April-May infected buds may contain thousands of mites. A part disperses and infects new buds, that around Augsust attain their maximal size, then die and fall off.


Grossulariaceae, narrowly monophagous

Ribes nigrum.


Cecidophyes ribis; Phytoptus, Eriophyes, ribis Nalepa, 1893.


Aprostocetus eriophyes.


the mites are noxious not only because they cause the death of many buds, but also by transmitting a virus, viz. “black currant reversion disease”.


Amrine, Duncan, Jones, Gordon & Roberts (1994a), Béguinot (2000b), Bellmann (2012a), Bohinc & Trdan (2013a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1865a), Flügel (2016a), Gajek & Boczek (1997a), Hellrigl (2003a), Houard (1908a), Keifer, Baker, Kono, Delfinado & Styer (1982a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Máca (2012a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a, 2008a), Roberts, Jones & Amrine-jr (1994a), Roivainen (1951a), Roskam (2009a), Schliesske (1988a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Vaněčková-Skuhravá (1996a), Weidner (1954a).

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