UK Risk Register Details for Bactrocera cucumis

Common Names

  • Cucumber fly
  • Fly, cucumber

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

EU regulated 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
Oceania
Australia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Outdoor cucutbit production

Major Hosts

  • Carica papaya L.
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Momordica charantia L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO A1, EC IAI

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Fruit fly affecting mainly tropical species but also cucumbers and tomatoes, cannot thrive in glasshouse conditions unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK crops.

Risk Records for this Pest