UK Risk Register Details for Zeugodacus tau

This record was last updated on 07/01/2021

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
Asia
Bangladesh Present
Bhutan Present
Brunei Present
Cambodia Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Laos Present
Malaysia Present
Myanmar Present
Singapore Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Outdoor cucurbit production

Major Hosts

  • Cucumis melo var. reticulatus L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita maxima Duch.
  • Momordica charantia L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (as Bactrocera tau)

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action on findings.

General Comments

Regulated fruit fly affecting mainly tropical species but also cucumbers. Limited potential for establishment in the UK, but could pose a risk to outdoor vegetable crops.

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