UK Risk Register Details for Phenacoccus peruvianus

Common Names

  • bougainvillea mealybug

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] 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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

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

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Italy Present
Portugal Present
Turkey Present
South America Present
Argentina Present
Peru Present
Africa
Tunisia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Bougainvillea Willd./Comm. Ex Juss. Corr. Spach
  • Capsicum annuum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Pest of Bougainvillea spreading rapidly around Mediterranean, following introduction from South America. Detected on a Capsicum crop in Austria in 2014. Growers should monitor for its presence and take appropriate action.

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