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Species Nematus ribesii - Imported Currantworm

Currantworm on Gooseberry - Nematus ribesii sawfly larvae - Nematus ribesii Caterpillar - Nematus ribesii in Victoria - Nematus ribesii Larvae - Nematus ribesii Nematus ribesii on Ribes divaricatum - Nematus ribesii
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Symphyta" - Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps)
Family Tenthredinidae (Common Sawflies)
Subfamily Nematinae
Tribe Nematini
Genus Nematus (Willow Sawflies)
Species ribesii (Imported Currantworm)
Other Common Names
Gooseberry Sawfly, Common Currantworm, Gooseberry Caterpillar
Explanation of Names
Nematus ribesii (Scopoli 1763)
Size
adults 5-7 mm, larva up to 20 mm(1)
Range
cosmopolitan(2); native to Europe, adventive elsewhere(1); in our area, n. half of the US & so. Canada(3)
Food
host: Ribes spp.(2)
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