UK Risk Register Details for Spodoptera littoralis

Common Names

  • African cottom leafworm
  • Cotton leafworm
  • Egyptian cotton leafworm
  • Egyptian cotton worm
  • Mediterranean climbing cutworm
  • Meditteranea Brocade
  • Tobacco cutworm

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)

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] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

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 Present
Cyprus Present (Widespread)
Spain Present (Limited)
France Present (Limited)
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present (Limited)
Italy Present (Limited)
Malta Present
Poland Present (Limited)
Portugal Present
Africa Present cosmopolitan
Asia Present
United Arab Emirates Present
Bahrain Present
Israel Present
Iraq Present
Iran Present
Jordan Present
Lebanon Present
Oman Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Syria Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Abelmoschus Medik.
  • Allium L.
  • Arachis L.
  • Beta L.
  • Brassica L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Corchorus L.
  • Cucurbita L.
  • Dianthus L.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Helianthus L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana Linnaeus
  • Oryza L.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Spinacia L.
  • Vigna Savi
  • Zea mays L.
  • Glycine

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAII , EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Update factsheets

General Comments

Regulated pest, frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Risk Records for this Pest