Insects Feeding
on Ribes spp.
(Currant & Gooseberry)

Insect Species  
Scientific Name &
Common Name (if any)
Insect Family
Polygonia faunas*
(Green Comma)
Nymphalidae
(Brushfoot Butterflies)
Polygonia progne*
(Gray Comma)
Nymphalidae
(Brushfoot Butterflies)
Carposina fernaldana***
(Currant Fruitworm Moth)
Carposinidae
(Fruitworm Moths)
Cepphis armataria*
(Scallop Moth)
Geometridae
(Geometer Moths)
Dysstroma hersiliata*
(Orange-Barred Carpet)
Geometridae
(Geometer Moths)
Itame ribearia*
(Currant Spanworm)
Geometridae
(Geometer Moths)
Itame subcessaria*
(Barred Itame)
Geometridae
(Geometer Moths)
Xanthotype sospeta*
(Crocus Geometer)
Geometridae
(Geometer Moths)
Pseudopostega quadristrigella**
(Gooseberry Barkminer Moth)
Opostegidae
(White Eyecap Moths)
Synanthedon tipuliformis**
(Currant Borer)
Sesiidae
(Clear-Winged Moths)
Agrilus aurichalceus**
(Bronze Cane Borer)
Buprestidae
(Metallic Wood-Boring Beetles)
Psenocerus supernotatus**
(Currant Tip Borer)
Cerambycidae
(Long-Horned Beetles)
Altica ribis
(Currant Flea Beetle)
Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Tricholochmaea ribicola
(syn. Pyrrhalta ribicola)
Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Aphis oenotherae
(Evening Primrose Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Cryptomyzus ribis
(Currant Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Hyperomyzus lactucae
(Sow Thistle Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Nasonovia ribisnigri
(Lettuce Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Erythroneura comes*
(Grape Leafhopper)
Cicadellidae
(Leafhoppers)
Metriorrhynchomiris fallax Miridae
(Plant Bugs)
Poecilocapsus lineatus*
(Four-Lined Plant Bug)
Miridae
(Plant Bugs)
Taedia colon Miridae
(Plant Bugs)
Cosmopepla lintneriana
(Twice-Stabbed Stink Bug)
Pentatomidae
(Stink Bugs)
Janus integer**
(Currant Stem Girdler)
Cephidae
(Stem Sawflies)
Nematus ribesii*
(Imported Currantworm)
Tenthredinidae
(Common Sawflies)
Euphranta canadensis***
(syn. Epochra canadensis)
(Currant Fruit Fly)
Tephritidae
(Fruit Flies)

*feeds on foliage, **bores through or girdles stems,
***feeds on fruit, feeds on flowers & buds

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