Help! What has attacked my blackcurrant bush?

(4 Posts)
MissBeaHaving Sat 13-Aug-16 17:58:43

As you can see from the pictures something is eating the leavessad
I can't see any insects but something must be there.

I've also only got half a bowl of berries this year,not sure if whatever is eating the leaves is the reason ?
I'm hoping to prevent this happening next year!

NanTheWiser Sat 13-Aug-16 18:10:24

Probably the larvae of the blackcurrant sawfly - have a look underneath the leaves.

MissBeaHaving Sat 13-Aug-16 18:26:35

Thanks NanTheWiser,I will have a Google.

I can't see any crawlies but I've just found a little white shell/cocoon on the bottom right of one of the leaves.

FarsleyLass Fri 19-Aug-16 22:56:57

My blackcurrents have had a very low yield of fruit this year. Shame as I really enjoy homemade blackcurrent jam.

Agree probably sawfly my gooseberry bush had its leaves stripped until only the veins were left.

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