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Currant blister aphid is common on red, white and black-currants. It causes distorted growth which is very noticeable, although the plant’s vigour and ability to bear fruit is not greatly affected.
Currant blister aphid is one of a number of aphids that attack currant. It is a sap-sucking insect that infests the lower leaf surface in early summer and causes leaf distortion on currant plants.
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AphidsAphid predatorsBlackcurrant big bud miteConifer aphids Currant and gooseberry leaf spotCurrant aphidsCypress aphid Fruit aphidsGreen spruce aphid Gooseberries, red and white currantsHarlequin ladybird Hedgerow fruit Hellebore aphids Ladybirds Lupin aphid Mealy cabbage aphidPear bedstraw aphid Plum aphids Privet aphid Raspberry and blackberry aphids Rose aphids Rose root aphid Rosy apple aphid Willow bark aphid Woolly aphid Woolly beech aphid
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