UK Risk Register Details for Ceratothripoides brunneus

Common Names

  • tomato thrips

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] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU prohibition on Solanaceae plants for planting



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Cuba Present
Guadeloupe Present
United States Present
Angola Present
Burundi Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Cameroon Present
Ethiopia Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Sierra Leone Present
Togo Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Zimbabwe Present
Indonesia Present
Malaysia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Thysanoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum L.
  • Ensete Bruce Ex Horan.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanaceae (family)
  • Cucurbitaceae (family)
  • Fabaceae (family)
  • Lamiaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Thrips present in Africa, the Caribbean and parts of Asia, frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

Risk Records for this Pest