UK Risk Register Details for Echinothrips americanus

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 20/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 20/07/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Europe (16) Present
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Spain Present
Finland Present
France Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Ireland Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present
Sweden Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
Australia Present
China Present
Indonesia Present
Japan Present
Thailand Present
Taiwan Present
Central America
Bermuda Present
Guadeloupe Present
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Thysanoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Euphorbia pulcherrima, Capsicum annuum

Major Hosts

  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Dieffenbachia Schott
  • Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch
  • Fatsia Decne. & Planch.
  • Ficus benjamina L.
  • Homalomena Schott
  • Impatiens L.
  • Magnolia L.
  • Medicago lupulina L.
  • Philodendron Schott
  • Spathiphyllum Schott
  • Syngonium Schott
  • Araceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2000)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Glasshouse thrips pest already found in the UK with little known impact.