UK Risk Register Details for Rhagoletis cingulata

Common Names

  • Cherry maggot
  • Eastern cherry fruit fly
  • Fruit fly, eastern cherry
  • Fruit fly, white banded cherry
  • North American cherry fruit fly

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Slovenia Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Prunus avium, Prunus salicina

Major Hosts

  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus cerasus L.
  • Prunus mahaleb L.
  • Prunus salicina Lindl.
  • Prunus serotina Ehrh.
  • Pyrus pyraster Burgsd.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAI , EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

EU regulated fruit fly now present in a number of European countries and beyond, including those from which host fruits are imported. Could potentially establish in warmer parts of the UK, with implications particularly for cherry and pear growers.

Risk Records for this Pest