UK Risk Register Details for Conogethes punctiferalis northern populations

Common Names

  • Castor capsule borer
  • Castor seed caterpillar
  • Corn moth
  • Durian fruit borer
  • Peach moth
  • Peach pyralid
  • Shoot borer
  • Yellow peach moth

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Fruits or vegetables

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] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Oceania Present
Australia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Asia Present
Brunei Present
China Present
Indonesia Present
India Present
Japan Present
Cambodia Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Laos Present
Sri Lanka Present
Myanmar Present
Malaysia Present
Philippines Present
Thailand Present
Taiwan Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Total outdoor production, Broadleaved Trees

Major Hosts

  • Allium L.
  • Castanea Mill.
  • Helianthus annuus L.
  • Malus Mill.
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Psidium guajava L.
  • Punica granatum L.
  • Pyrus L.
  • Vitis L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2012)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Press for EU regulation.

General Comments

For the UK, statutory action is only appropriate for imports from northern populations (i.e. China, Korea and Japan) when the pest is found on plants for planting (on any type of plant), and on certain temperate fruit produce (e.g. apple, plum, cherry, and pear),Statutory action is not recommended when the pest is found on other hosts including tropical or sub-tropical produce, especially those on which the pest has already been detected such as Annona squamosa, Psidium sp. and Mangifera, as the pest would not be expected to survive in the UK.