UK Risk Register Details for Helicoverpa assulta

This record was last updated on 23/03/2020

Common Names

  • Oriental tobacco budworm

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] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Australia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Solomon Islands Present
Angola Present
Burundi Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Central African Republic Present
Congo (Brazzaville) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Cameroon Present
Cape Verde Present
Ethiopia Present
Ghana Present
Gambia Present
Kenya Present
Comoros Present
Liberia Present
Mauritania Present
Malawi Present
Namibia Present
Nigeria Present
Seychelles Present
Sierra Leone Present
Senegal Present
Chad Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Zimbabwe Present
Bhutan Present
China Present
Indonesia Present
India Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Myanmar Present
Malaysia Present
Philippines Present
Pakistan Present
Thailand Present
Taiwan Present
Vietnam Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Physalis L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

General plant health powers apply

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Moth pest of solanaceous crops with the potential to cause damage to protected crops in the UK should it be introduced.

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