UK Risk Register Details for Spodoptera eridania

This record was last updated on 18/03/2020

Common Names

  • Semi-tropical armyworm
  • Southern armyworm

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 5
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

Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

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
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Paraguay Present
Suriname Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Africa
Benin Present
Cameroon Present
Gabon Present
Nigeria Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Barbados Present
Bermuda Present
Bahamas Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Saint Lucia Present
Martinique Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
El Salvador Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Dendranthema (Dc.) Desmoul.
  • Dianthus L.
  • Dianthus caryophyllus L.
  • Dioscorea batatas Decne.
  • Gramineae Adans., Nom. Cons.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Pelargonium L'Herit. Ex Ait.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Brassicaceae (family)
  • Fabaceae (family)
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Regulated polyphagous moth pest from the Americas, confirmed to be present in Africa in 2018. Intercepted elsewhere in Europe, but no evidence of introduction into Europe.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

The suitability of UK glasshouses for establishment of this pest.

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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