UK Risk Register Details for Bagrada hilaris

Common Names

  • Bagrada bug

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • 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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Italy Present
Malta Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Chile Present
Angola Present
Botswana Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cape Verde Present
Djibouti Present
Egypt Present
Eritrea Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritius Present
Malawi Present
Mozambique Present
Namibia Present
Seychelles Present
Sudan Present
Senegal Present
Somalia Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Afghanistan Present
India Present
Iraq Present
Iran Present
Sri Lanka Present
Myanmar Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Avena sativa L.
  • Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
  • Brassica napus ssp. napus L.
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Brassica rapa L. em. Metzg.
  • Capparis L.
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Raphanus sativus Linnaeus
  • Zea mays L.
  • Brassicaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Bug which mainly feeds on brassica hosts. It is not present in the UK, but has limited distribution in southern Europe. Unlikely to reach damaging levels in the UK, but statutory action against findings will be taken on a precautionary basis.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

The host status of tomatoes and peppers.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest