UK Risk Register Details for Helicoverpa zea

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
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] 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

EU regulated 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 See Notes Cosmopolitan
South America See Notes Cosmopolitan

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum lycopersicum, Zea mays

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Solanum melongena 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

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAI

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

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

General Comments

Serious pest potentially for Europe, risks of entry to Europe could be reduced by more systematic monitoring of pathways and contingency planning.

Risk Records for this Pest