UK Risk Register Details for Grapholita molesta

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 04/06/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 04/06/2020

Common Names

  • Oriental fruit moth
  • Peach moth, oriental
  • Peach tip moth

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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 16

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 16

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
Austria Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Moldova Present
Malta Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Russia Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
North America
Canada Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Uruguay Present
Oceania
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Africa
Morocco Present
Mauritius Present
South Africa Present
Asia
Armenia Present
Azerbaijan Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Japan Present
Kyrgyzstan Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Kazakhstan Present
Taiwan Present
Uzbekistan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Orchard crops

Major Hosts

  • Cydonia oblonga Mill.
  • Malus Mill.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Prunus dulcis var. dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Pyrus L.
  • Pyrus pyraster Burgsd.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1997)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Moth pest largely of peaches and apricots, which are not commercially produced in UK. May be of interest to gardeners with these fruit in sheltered conditions.

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