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The common gooseberry sawfly is one of several sawfly species that can attack gooseberry and red/white currant during spring and summer.
Common name Common gooseberry sawfly, spotted gooseberry sawfly and small gooseberry sawflyScientific name Nematus ribesii, Nematus leucotrochus and Pristiphora appendiculata Plants affected Gooseberry, red and white currantsMain symptoms Foliage is rapidly devoured by caterpillar-like larvae that are green with black dotsMost active April to September
Damage is caused by the caterpillar-like larvae of several species of sawfly that devour the leaves. The adults are winged insects.
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Apple sawflyAruncus sawfly Berberis sawflyChemical labels explained Chemicals: using a sprayer Chemicals: using safely and effectively Chemicals: storing and disposing safely Geranium sawfly Geum sawflies Gooseberries, red and white currantsGooseberry mildewIris sawfly Large rose sawflyOak slugworm Pine sawflies Protect your gardenRHS statement on pesticides in horticulture Rose leaf-rolling sawflySocial pear sawfly Solomon's seal sawfly Solomon's seal sawfly
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