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The common gooseberry sawfly is one of several sawfly species that can attack gooseberry and red/white currant bushes 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.
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Apple sawflyBerberis sawflyGooseberries, red and white currantsGooseberry mildewLarge rose sawflyRose leaf-rolling sawflySolomon's seal sawfly
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