UK Risk Register Details for Diaphania nitidalis

Common Names

  • Cucumber worm
  • Pickleworm

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Bermuda Present
Belize Present
Canada Present (Limited)
Costa Rica Present
Dominica Present
Honduras Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
French Guiana Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Cucumis sativus

Major Hosts

  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita maxima Duch.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Momordica charantia L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings. Cucumber industry to be alerted to potential risk to ensure measures are taken to manage the risk of transfer to production facilities in the UK.

General Comments

Cucumber pest present in the Americas. Unlikely to have major impacts if introduced, but cucumber industry will wish to be aware of potential risk, to ensure measures are taken to manage the risk of transfer to production facilities in the UK.

Risk Records for this Pest