UK Risk Register Details for Rhagoletis cerasi

Common Names

  • European cherry fruit fly

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)
  • 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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
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

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

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
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Denmark Present
Estonia Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Latvia Present
Moldova Present
Montenegro Present
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present
Sweden Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
North America
Canada Present
Asia
Georgia Present
Iran Present
Kyrgyzstan Present
Kazakhstan Present
Tajikistan Present
Turkmenistan Present
Uzbekistan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Prunus avium, Prunus cerasus

Major Hosts

  • Lonicera L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus cerasus L.
  • Prunus mahaleb L.
  • Prunus serotina Ehrh.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Fruit fly pest of cherry and honeysuckle, widely distributed in Europe and also present in North America and Asia. No evidence of establishment in the UK to date despite repeated interceptions, but honeysuckle and cherry growers may wish to be aware and monitor for its presence.

Risk Records for this Pest