UK Risk Register Details for Rhagoletis mendax

This record was last updated on 07/01/2021

Common Names

  • Blueberry maggot

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
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

Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Vaccinium corymbosum

Major Hosts

  • Gaylussacia H.B.K.
  • Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenh.) K.Koch
  • Gaylussacia dumosa (Andr.) Torr. & Gray
  • Gaylussacia frondosa (L.) Torr. & Gray
  • Vaccinium L.
  • Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.
  • Vaccinium corymbosum L.
  • Vaccinium myrtilloides Michx.
  • Vaccinium pallidum Ait.
  • Vaccinium stamineum L.
  • Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.

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

Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

North American fruit fly and pest of blueberry production, risk of introduction mitigated by regulation.

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