UK Risk Register Details for Aleurotrachelus trachoides

Common Names

  • Solanum 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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU prohibition on Solanaceae plants for planting



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America Present
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Saint Barthelemy Present
Bahamas Present
Belize Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Haiti Present
Jamaica Present
Cayman Islands Present
Martinique Present
Mexico Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
El Salvador Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
United States Present
British Virgin Islands Present
South America Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present
Venezuela Present
Oceania Present
Fiji Present
Micronesia Present
French Polynesia Present
Africa Present
Gambia Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Mayotte Present
Asia Absent

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected Solanaceae

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum L.
  • Dioscorea L.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2004)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Whitefly pest of tomato, pepper and aubergine present in the Americas and Africa. A Europe-wide PRA will help assess its potential to cause damage in glasshouses.

Risk Records for this Pest