bug identification

Asked June 18, 2019, 7:35 PM EDT

I have tiny (5/8" to 3/4 long) thin catepillars or larvae on my red current bushes completely eating the full leaves. Never seen that before, they are sort of a light blueish green, in the shade they appear almost silvery blue with black dots, The head has a black cap, there appears to be 3 sets of front legs. No real hairy or spiky protrustions but up close there are mini nodes / hairs / spikes from some of the black dots. Any ideas? I have taken a photo and can email that if there is a direct email to use. Just trying to decide if I need to smash them all or let them be...

Oakland County Michigan insect identification

1 Response

Search extension.psu.edu for information on what is probably a currant worm. This is a pest that eats currant leaves as you know.