UK Risk Register Details for Spodoptera exempta

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 (1) Present
Oceania (2) Present
Africa (30) Present
Asia (10) Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Cereals

Major Hosts

  • Avena sativa L.
  • Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter
  • 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)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Review regulatory status of ornamental grasses.

General Comments

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

Risk Records for this Pest