UK Risk Register Details for Spodoptera ornithogalli

This record was last updated on 20/05/2020

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

Prohibitions on some hosts, but other pathways remain open

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

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

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
Mexico Present
United States Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Bahamas Present
Costa Rica Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Haiti Present
Jamaica Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Lucia Present
Puerto Rico Present
British Virgin Islands Present

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

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

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

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Climatic suitability of the UK

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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