UK Risk Register Details for Spodoptera exempta

This record was last updated on 15/05/2020

Common Names

  • African armyworm
  • Armyworm, African
  • Armyworm, true
  • Mystery armyworm
  • Nutgrass armyworm

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

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] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

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] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

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
United States Present
Oceania
Australia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Africa
Angola Present
Burkina Faso Present
Burundi Present
Benin Present
Botswana Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Congo (Brazzaville) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Mali Present
Malawi Present
Mozambique Present
Namibia Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Rwanda Present
Sudan Present
Sierra Leone Present
Senegal Present
Somalia Present
Togo Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Mayotte Present
South Africa Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Asia
Indonesia Present
India Present
Sri Lanka Present
Myanmar Present
Malaysia Present
Philippines Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Singapore Present
Vietnam Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Cereals

Major Hosts

  • Avena sativa L.
  • Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter
  • Gramineae Adans., Nom. Cons.
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Panicum dichotomiflorum (L.) Michx.
  • Panicum miliaceum L.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1996)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action on findings on plants for planting. Review regulatory status of ornamental grasses.

General Comments

Unregulated moth pest that could potentially be damaging to cereals and grasses if introduced but no interceptions or outbreaks anywhere in Europe so unlikely to propose a significant threat at the moment.

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