UK Risk Register Details for Spodoptera ornithogalli

Common Names

  • yellow stripe armyworm
  • yellow striped armyworm

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

The import of Solanum tuberosum tubers from outside of Europe is prohibited.



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Antigua and Barbuda Present (Widespread)
Bahamas Present (Widespread)
Costa Rica Present (Widespread)
Dominica Present (Widespread)
Dominican Republic Present (Widespread)
Grenada Present (Widespread)
Guatemala Present (Widespread)
Honduras Present (Widespread)
Haiti Present (Widespread)
Jamaica Present (Widespread)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present (Widespread)
Saint Lucia Present (Widespread)
Mexico Present (Widespread)
Puerto Rico Present (Widespread)
United States Present (Widespread)
British Virgin Islands Present (Widespread)

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

tomatoes, peppers, potatoes

Major Hosts

  • Allium L.
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Brassicaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against interceptions and outbreaks

General Comments

Highly polyphagous North American moth. Uncertainties surround the pest’s ability to establish in the UK climate, but if it could build up to population levels seen in the USA, significant UK impacts could be seen. A PRA will help to better assess the level of threat to the UK.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Climatic suitability of the UK

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest