UK Risk Register Details for Grapholita molesta

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



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



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



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
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
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Morocco Present
Mauritius Present
South Africa Present
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

  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Pyrus L.

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


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

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

Risk Records for this Pest