UK Risk Register Details for Zeugodacus cucumis

This record was last updated on 07/01/2021

Common Names

  • Cucumber fly
  • Cucumber 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
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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
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.
  • Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Momordica charantia L.
  • Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.
  • Trichosanthes cucumerina Linnaeus

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. EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

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

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