UK Risk Register Details for Singhiella simplex

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 22/10/2019, but is no longer actively maintained.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.

Common Names

  • ficus whitefly

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)

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
Cyprus Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Turkey Present
North America
Barbados Present
Dominican Republic Present
Guadeloupe Present
Jamaica Present
Cayman Islands Present
Mexico Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
United States Present California and Florida
South America
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Venezuela Present
Asia
China Present
Israel Present
India Present
Myanmar Present
Taiwan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Ficus

Major Hosts

  • Ficus L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against interceptions and outbreaks

General Comments

Whitefly pest of certain Ficus sp. including weeping fig, present in Mediterranean and areas outside Europe, with preference for warmer climates even within the Mediterranean.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

The distribution and amounts of suitable host Ficus species in the UK.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest