UK Risk Register Details for Helicoverpa zea

This record was last updated on 03/08/2020

Common Names

  • Corn earworm
  • New world bollworm
  • Tomato fruitworm

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 4
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

Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Falkland Islands Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Paraguay Present
Suriname Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Barbados Present
Bahamas Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Haiti Present
Jamaica Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Lucia Present
Martinique Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
El Salvador Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum lycopersicum, Zea mays

Major Hosts

  • Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
  • Brassica L.
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Cicer arietinum L.
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Gramineae Adans., Nom. Cons.
  • Helianthus annuus L.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Trifolium L.
  • Vicia faba L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Malvaceae (family)
  • Solanaceae (family)
  • Fabaceae (family)
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (as Heliothis zea). EPPO A1.

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings. Contingency plan for introduction of polyphagous non-native moths.

General Comments

Serious polyphagous moth pest from the Americas. Risk of entry to protected environments in the UK could be reduced by more systematic monitoring of pathways and contingency planning.

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