UK Risk Register Details for Tecia solanivora

Common Names

  • Guatemalan potato tuber moth

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
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
Spain See Notes Canary islands (present), mainland Spain (under eradication)
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Costa Rica Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Mexico Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
El Salvador Present
South America
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Venezuela Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Solanum tuberosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2001), EPPO (2002)

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IIAI , EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

EU regulated storage pest of potatoes. Present in the Canaries and now Galicia in mainland Spain. Combination of EU regulation with limited trade from affected areas suggests a low likelihood of introduction to the UK, but official and industry monitoring will further help protect against this.

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