UK Risk Register Details for Zaprionus indianus

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 10/10/2017, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 23/04/2020

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

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Cyprus Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Malta Present
Portugal Present (Limited) Madeira
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Peru Present
Paraguay Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Benin Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Cameroon Present
Cape Verde Present
Egypt Present
Gabon Present
Guinea Present
Kenya Present
Comoros Present
Morocco Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritius Present
Malawi Present
Mozambique Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Seychelles Present
Sudan Present
Senegal Present
Sao Tome and Principe Present
Tanzania Present
Mayotte Present
South Africa Present
United Arab Emirates Present
Israel Present
India Present
Iraq Present
Iran Present
Jordan Present
Lebanon Present
Nepal Present
Oman Present
Pakistan Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Central America
Cayman Islands Present
Panama Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Indoor fruit production

Major Hosts

  • Actinidia Lindl.
  • Anacardium L.
  • Annona L.
  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Diospyros L.
  • Ficus carica L.
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Musa L.
  • Olea europaea Linnaeus
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Phoenix dactylifera L.
  • Prunus cerasus L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Psidium L.
  • Psidium guajava L.
  • Punica L.
  • Rubus idaeus L.
  • Syzygium Gaertn.
  • Vaccinium L.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.
  • Ziziphus Mill.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Vinegar fly present in the Mediterranean region and outside Europe. Mainly a secondary pest and unlikely to cause impacts greater than native fruit flies.

Further Information


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Key uncertainty for pest

Taxonomy: part of a species complex


Current distribution






UK distribution

Risk Records for this Pest