UK Risk Register Details for Callopistria floridensis

Common Names

  • Fern caterpillar, Florida
  • Florida fern caterpillar
  • Florida Fern Moth

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

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

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
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
Puerto Rico Present
United States Present
South America
Colombia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Indoor ferns

Major Hosts

  • Adiantum L.
  • Blechnum L.
  • Cyrtomium K.B.Presl
  • Nephrolepis exaltata (L.) Schott
  • Polypodium L.
  • Polystichum adiantiforme (G.Forst.) J.Sm.
  • Pteris L.
  • Fern (unspecified)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Former EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against interceptions

General Comments

Moth pest of ferns, present in the Americas, unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health. Statutory action would, however, be taken against interceptions, on a precautionary basis.

Risk Records for this Pest