UK Risk Register Details for Opogona sacchari

Common Names

  • Banana moth
  • Sugarcane borer
  • Sugarcane moth

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated non quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Switzerland Present (Limited)
Germany Present
Spain Present (Limited)
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Italy Present (Limited)
Netherlands Present (Limited)
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Russia Present (Limited)
North America Present
Barbados Present
Bermuda Present
Guadeloupe Present
Honduras Present
United States Present (Limited)
South America Present
Brazil Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Africa Present
Cape Verde Present
Morocco Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritius Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Seychelles Present
Asia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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House plants, Botannical collections

Major Hosts

  • Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
  • Bambusa Schreb.
  • Dracaena deremensis (N.E.Br.) Engl.
  • Dracaena marginata Lam.
  • Musa x paradisiaca Linnaeus
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Strelitzia Banks
  • Yucca elephantipes Regel
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated non quarantine pest, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action against findings on planting material and containment of outbreaks

General Comments

Occasionally intercepted in the UK with some outbreaks. Regulated non quarantine pest.

Further Information


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Key uncertainty for pest

Number of UK glasshouses infested

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest