UK Risk Register Details for Aphis spiraecola

Common Names

  • Green citrus aphid
  • Spirea aphid

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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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] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

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] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

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 Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Cyprus Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Unknown
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Portugal Present
Slovenia Present
North America Present Cosmopolitan
South America Present Cosmopolitan
Oceania Present Cosmopolitan
Africa Present Cosmopolitan
Asia Present Cosmopolitan

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Orchard crops, Rosaceae, Asteraceae

Major Hosts

  • Citrus
  • Asteraceae (family)
  • Rutaceae (family)
  • Rosaceae (family)
  • Caprifoliaceae (Family) de Jussieu, 1789

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2000), UK (2014)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Priority for industry monitoring. No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Aphid pest present in parts of Europe with temporary colonies previously detected in the UK. Unlikely to cause significant damage if introduced, but industry may wish to monitor for its presence and take targeted action where appropriate.

Risk Records for this Pest