UK Risk Register Details for Helicoverpa armigera

Common Names

  • African cotton bollworm
  • Corn earworm
  • Cotton bollworm
  • Grub tomato
  • Old World bollworm
  • Scarce bordered straw
  • Tobacco budworm

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced (to glasshouses)

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Natural spread

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 32

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

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 Present
Albania Present
Austria Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Cyprus Present
Germany Present
Spain Present
Finland Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Macedonia Present
Malta Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
North America
Panama Present (Limited)
Puerto Rico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present (Limited)
Brazil Present (Limited)
Oceania Present cosmopolitan
Africa Present Cosmopolitan
Asia Present cosmopolitan

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Cicer arietinum L.
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Linum usitatissimum L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Medicago sativa L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2007)

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IIAII , EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No current Actions Indicated

General Comments

Regular migrant from established populations in southern Europe. Reduced regulation of pest in 2008, now only regulated on plants for planting. Will be reviewed under IIAII review.

Risk Records for this Pest