Currant aphids

Three aphid (blackfly/greenfly) species feed on currants and can cause distortion to leaves, the currant-sowthistle aphid, currant blister aphid and permanent currant aphid.

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Permanent currant aphid (Aphis schneideri) damage

Quick facts

Common names: Currant-sowthistle aphid, currant blister aphid and permanent currant aphid
Scientific names: Hypermyzus lactucae, Cryptomyzus ribis and Aphis schneideri
Plants affected: Currants
Main symptoms: Distorted and discoloured leaves
Most active: Spring and summer

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