UK Risk Register Details for Acaphylla theae

Common Names

  • Pink mite
  • Pink tea rust mite
  • Tea mite pink

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 1
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 4

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 1
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 4

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
Spain Present
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
Italy Present
Portugal Present
North America
United States Present
Oceania
Australia Present
Asia
Bangladesh Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Indonesia Present
India Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Mite

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Camellia

Major Hosts

  • Camellia L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2012)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

There are many aspects of the biology of this species – such as the damage caused in its current distribution, it’s host range, cold hardiness and host plant preferences – which could be investigated in more detail, but given the fact that the pest is now established in at least four European countries, and probably goes un-noticed in others, it is not a high priority. A recent public consultation on the Fera RA for this pest concluded that statutory action is not appropriate.

Risk Records for this Pest