UK Risk Register Details for Ostrinia furnacalis

This record was last updated on 07/07/2021

Common Names

  • Asian corn borer
  • Oriental corn borer

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

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] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
Oceania
Australia Present
Micronesia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Solomon Islands Present
Asia
Afghanistan Present
Brunei Present
Cambodia Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Japan Present
Laos Present
Malaysia Present
North Korea Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Russia Present
Singapore Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Zea mays

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br. em. Stuntz
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Setaria italica (L.) P.Beauv.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

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 on interceptions, and statutory action on outbreaks on a case-by-case basis.

General Comments

Asian moth pest of maize and other crops, which is closely related to a moth already present in the UK. Has potential to establish outdoors in the UK and become a pest to the UK’s increasing maize production.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Imports of host commodity, impact on maize in the UK

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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