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Nematus ribesii
(imported currantworm)



Nematus ribesii (imported currantworm)


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Nematus ribesii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • imported currantworm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Nematus ribesii (Scopoli)

Preferred Common Name

  • imported currantworm

Other Scientific Names

  • Nematus ventricosus
  • Pteronidea ribesii
  • Pteronidea ventricosus
  • Pteronus ribesii
  • Pteronus ventricosus

International Common Names

  • English: currant worm; currant, sawfly; gooseberry, sawfly, common
  • Spanish: tentredinido del grosellero
  • French: nemate du groseillier; némate du groseillier; tenthrede du grosseillier; tenthrede jaune du groseillier

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: stikkelsbaerbladhveps, stor
  • Finland: karviaispistiaeinen, iso
  • Germany: Blattwespe, Gelbe Stachelbeer-
  • Italy: Tentredine del ribes
  • Netherlands: Bessenbladwesp
  • Norway: stikkelsbaerbladveps
  • Sweden: krusbaersstekel

EPPO code

  • NEMARI (Nematus ribesii)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Tenthredinidae
  •                             Genus: Nematus
  •                                 Species: Nematus ribesii

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


PakistanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


AustriaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
FinlandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
FrancePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
GermanyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
LithuaniaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
United KingdomPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae Pathogen
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. dendrolimus Pathogen
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Bessa selecta Parasite Larvae
Cleptes semiauratus Parasite
Conidiobolus tenthredinis Pathogen
Hyalurgus lucidus Parasite Larvae
Myxexoristops stolida Parasite Larvae
Oetophorus naevius Parasite

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