UK Risk Register Details for Dacus punctatifrons

Common Names

  • Tomato fruit fly

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Fruits or vegetables

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] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 6

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 6

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Angola Present
Burundi Present
Benin Present
Botswana Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Congo (Brazzaville) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Cameroon Present
Ethiopia Present
Gabon Present
Ghana Present
Guinea Present
Equatorial Guinea Present
Kenya Present
Liberia Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mozambique Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Rwanda Present
Sudan Present
Sierra Leone Present
Swaziland Present
Togo Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Cucurbitaceae, Solanaceae

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Cucumis L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex Poir.
  • Lagenaria Ser.
  • Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Momordica L.
  • Cucurbitaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (as Tephritidae (non-European))

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Regulated fruit fly whose hosts include cucurbit, tomato and pepper.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

What caused the host shift from cucurbits to tomatoes in Africa.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest