UK Risk Register Details for Spodoptera eridania

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)
  • Cut flowers or branches

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

EU regulated 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
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
Mexico Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
El Salvador Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
United States Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Beta L.
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Dianthus caryophyllus L.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Medicago sativa L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Pelargonium L'Herit. Ex Ait.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAI , EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Regulated pest although intercepted relatively frequently but no evidence of establishment in the UK. Need to monitor interception trends to identify any particular risky pathways to take action bilaterally or at EU level.

Risk Records for this Pest