UK Risk Register Details for Thrips palmi

Common Names

  • melon thrips
  • oriental thrips
  • southern yellow thrips

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 16
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 64

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Barbados Present
Bahamas Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Haiti Present
Jamaica Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Lucia Present
Martinique Present
Mexico Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
United States Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
British Virgin Islands Present
South America
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Suriname Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Micronesia Present
New Caledonia Present
French Polynesia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Palau Present
Wallis et Futuna Present
Samoa Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Mauritius Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Sudan Present
Bangladesh Present
Brunei Present
China Present
Indonesia Present
India Present
Iraq Present
Japan Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Laos Present
Sri Lanka Present
Myanmar Present
Malaysia Present
Philippines Present
Pakistan Present
Singapore Present
Thailand Present
Taiwan Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Thysanoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Vegetable plants
  • Herbaceous ornamental plants

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2001)

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAI , Commission Decision 98/109/EC, EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Regulated pest regularly intercepted in the UK and one outbreak which has been successfully eradicated.

Risk Records for this Pest