UK Risk Register Details for Dacus punctatifrons

This record was last updated on 09/04/2020

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

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

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

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

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

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

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.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

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

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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