UK Risk Register Details for Diaphania indica

Common Names

  • Cotton caterpillar
  • Cucumber moth
  • Melon moth
  • Pumpkin caterpillar

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

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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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 27

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Action against findings under general powers

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

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 (6) See Notes Includes Central America
Oceania (7) Present
Africa (29) Present
Asia (19) Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Cucumis sativus

Major Hosts

  • Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn.
  • Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex Poir.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.
  • Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.
  • Momordica charantia L.
  • Trichosanthes cucumerina Linnaeus
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2005) Updated EPPO (2008)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against interceptions on plants for planting and outbreaks. Contingency plan for introduction of polyphagous non-native moths. Factsheet needed.

General Comments

Action to continue to be taken on interceptions and cucumber industry alerted to risk to take measures to reduce transfer opportunities.

Risk Records for this Pest