UK Risk Register Details for Euzophera bigella

This record was last updated on 23/07/2020

Common Names

  • Fruit, pyralid
  • quince moth

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 32

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 32

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Austria Present
Belgium Present (Limited)
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present (Limited)
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Denmark Present (Limited)
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent Interceptions or migrants only
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Montenegro Present
Macedonia Present
Poland Present (Limited)
Romania Present
Russia Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
Algeria Present
Libya Present
Morocco Present
Afghanistan Present
Armenia Present
Azerbaijan Present
Israel Present
Iran Present
Lebanon Present
Pakistan Present
Syria Present
Turkmenistan Present
Uzbekistan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Orchard crops

Major Hosts

  • Cydonia oblonga Mill.
  • Juglans regia L.
  • Malus pumila Mill.
  • Olea europaea Linnaeus
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Punica granatum L.
  • Pyrus L.
  • Salix alba L.
  • Salix purpurea L.
  • Vitis L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against interceptions

General Comments

Moth pest affecting certain tree species and some top fruit and stone fruit in a number of European countries and elsewhere. Occasionally detected in the UK, but unlikely to build up to damaging levels. Statutory action to be taken against interceptions on a precautionary basis.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Why impacts can be high some years on a certain crop, and not in other years.


Current distribution






UK distribution

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