Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Ribes spp.
(Currant, Gooseberry) [Grossulariaceae]
(Observations are from Bouseman & Sternburg, Yanega, Knight, Hottes & Frison, Rider, Clark et al., Milne & Milne, Wagner, Microleps website, Covell, Cranshaw, Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Smith, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Watson, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Majka et al., ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Agrilus aurichalceus (Bronze Cane Borer) Crw2004; Cerambycidae: Psenocerus supernotatus (Currant Tip Borer) [larvae bore through decaying branches] Msh2006 Ya1996; Chrysomelidae: Blepharida rhois (Sumac Flea Beetle) [adults & larvae feed on foliage] Crw2004, Tricholochmaea ribicola Clk2004; Curculionidae: Pseudanthonomus validus [this insect is found in Canada & scattered areas of the USA] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Cecidomyia grossulariae (Currant Midge) [larvae feed on fruit] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia grossulariae (Gooseberry Gall Midge) [larvae form bud galls] AOS1905 Flt1917; Tephritidae: Euphranta canadensis (Currant Fruit Fly) [larvae develop in fruit] Crw2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Poecilocapsus lineatus (Four-Lined Plant Bug) [feeds on leaves, buds, & flowers; found in thickets of moderately shaded areas, polyphagous] Crw2004 Kn1941 Wat1928, Taedia colon Kn1941; Pentatomidae: Cosmopepla lintneriana [polyphagous] Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis mimuli [curls young leaves of Ribes spp., migrating during the summer to some herbaceous plants, especially monkeyflowers] BE2013 RB1965, Aphis neomexicana RB1965, Aphis oenotherae (Evening Primrose Aphid) [found on Ribes spp. as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to evening primrose & willow-herb as secondary hosts] HF1931 BE2013 Pp1965, Aphis varians [found on young growth of Ribes spp., migrating during the summer to Epilobium angustifolium] BE2013, Cryptomyzus galeopsidis [found on leaf undersides of Ribes spp., migrating during the summer to the leaf undersides of herbaceous plants in the Lamiaceae primarily; this aphid was introduced from Europe into North America] BE2013, Cryptomyzus ribis (Red Currant Aphid) [forms gall-like swellings on leaves of Ribes spp., migrating during the summer to the stems & leaves of Stachys spp.; this aphid was probably introduced into North America from Europe] Crw2004 HF1931 BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965, Hyperomyzus lactucae (Currant-Sowthistle Aphid) [found on the leaf undersides of Ribes spp., migrating to the upper stems & inflorescences of Sonchus spp.] BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965, Hyperomyzus pallidus [found on the leaf undersides of Ribes spp., migrating during the summer to the lower leaf undersides of sow-thistle; this aphid was introduced into North America from Eurasia] BE2013 RB1965, Hyperomyzus ribiellus [found on shoot tips & leaf undersides of Ribes spp.; syn. Hyperomyzus ribiellum] HF1931 BE2013, Nasonovia cynosbati [found on both wild & cultivated Ribes spp. as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to Heuchera spp.] BE2013 HF1931, Nasonovia houghtonensis HF1931, Nasonovia ribisnigri (Currant-Lettuce Aphid) [curls young leaves of Ribes spp. at shoot tips, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants in the Asteraceae & other plant families; this aphid has been found in NE USA, north-central USA, & Canada] Crw2004 BE2013; Cicadellidae: Erythroneura comes (Grape Leafhopper) [polyphagous] MM1980; Diaspididae: Aspidiotus circularis [found on twigs & branches; this insect has been found in New York] SN2014,
Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San Jose Scale) [usually found on bark, polyphagous, although preferring woody species in the Rosaceae; this insect is widely distributed; syn. Comstockaspis perniciosa, syn. Quadraspidiotus perniciosus] SN2014, Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Gloomy Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect occurs in E USA & California] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Cephidae: Janus integer (Currant Stem Girdler) [larvae bore into twigs] Sm2006; Tenthredinidae: Nematus ribesii (Imported Currant Sawfly) [larvae feed on foliage, introduced into North America from abroad] Crw2004 Sm2006, Pristiphora rufipes [larvae feed on foliage, syn. Pristiphora appendiculata] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Spilosoma virginica (Yellow Bear Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Carposinidae: Carposina fernaldana (Currant Fruitworm) [larvae feed on fruit] Cv2005; Geometridae: Cepphis armataria (Scallop Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005 Msh2006, Macaria ribearia (Currant Spanworm) [syn. Itame ribearia, larvae feed on foliage] Crw2004 Cv2005 Wg2005, Macaria subcessaria (Barred Macaria) [syn. Itame subcessaria, found in northern IL] Cv2005, Xanthotype sospeta (Crocus Geometer) [polyphagous] Cv2005 Wg2005; Lycaenidae: Feniseca tarquinius (Harvester) [carnivorous caterpillars eat woolly aphids on these shrubs] OK1984; Nymphalidae: Polygonia faunus (Green Comma) [found in NW Illinois; host plants of Appalachian population primarily] BS2001 OK1984, Polygonia progne (Gray Comma) [found in central & N Illinois] BS2001 Wg2005; Opostegidae: Opostega quadristrigella [larvae mine inner lining of bark, found south of IL] Cv2005, Opostegoides scioterma [larvae bore through shoots] Mic2010; Saturniidae: Hyalophora cecropia (Cecropia Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Sesiidae: Synanthedon tipuliformis (Currant Borer) Crw2004