Shrubs of the genus Ribes are cultivated for their variably coloured fruit such as redcurrants and blackcurrants or as ornamental plants.

This family groups together the redcurrant (Ribes rubrum),   gooseberry (Ribes grossularia, Ribes uva-crispa) and blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum). 

Redcurrants are cultivated especially in Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne and Ile-de-France and the blackcurrant is mainly produced in Val de Loire, Burgundy and the Rhône Valley.

Frequent aphids

Occasional aphids

Aphis grossulariae
Aphis schneideri
Cryptomyzus galeopsidis
Cryptomyzus ribis
Hyperomyzus lactucae
Nasonovia ribisnigri

Eriosoma grossulariae
Eriosoma ulmi
Hyperomyzus pallidus
Rhopalosiphoninus ribesinus

In the "Aphid key" folder you will find simplified keys based on photos or morphological criteria to help with identification of species

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 07 June 2016 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet