UK Risk Register Details for Aleurocanthus camelliae

Common Names

  • Camellia spiny whitefly

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

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
China Present (Widespread)
Japan Present (Widespread)
Taiwan Present (Widespread)

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Commerical Camellia sinensis plantations, ornamentals

Major Hosts

  • Camellia sasanqua Thunb.
  • Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
  • Cleyera japonica
  • Eurya japonica Thunberg
  • Illicium anisatum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against interceptions on planting material

General Comments

Whitefly pest of camellia species (including tea) unlikely to pose a wider plant health threat, but statutory action against interceptions on planting material would be taken on a precautionary basis.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Taxonomic uncertainty and lack of a complete host list.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest