Currant worm

(Zool.) an insect larva which eats the leaves or fruit of the currant. The most injurious are the currant sawfly (Nematus ventricosus), introduced from Europe, and the spanworm (Eufitchia ribearia). The fruit worms are the larva of a fly (Epochra Canadensis), and a spanworm (Eupithecia).

See also: Currant

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The imported currant worm goes to work early in the season, stripping away new leaves starting from the tips of the branches.