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The common gooseberry sawfly is one of several sawfly species that attacks gooseberry and red/white currant bushes during late spring and summer.
Damage is caused by the caterpillar-like larvae of a sawfly pest that devour the leaves.
The foliage on gooseberry bushes is often striped by gooseberry sawfly.
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Common name Common gooseberry sawflyScientific name Nematus ribesiiPlants affected Gooseberry, red and white currantsMain symptoms The foliage is rapidly devoured by caterpillars that are green with black dotsMost active Late April to September
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