UK Risk Register Details for Trialeurodes ricini

This record was last updated on 15/05/2020

Common Names

  • Castor whitefly

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

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] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

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
United Kingdom Absent
Spain Present (Limited) Canary Islands
Africa
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Central African Republic Present
Chad Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Madagascar Present
Mali Present
Nigeria Present
Sierra Leone Present
Sudan Present
Uganda Present
Zimbabwe Present
Asia Present
Brunei Present
India Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Israel Present
Malaysia Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Thailand Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita maxima Duch.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Dolichos lablab L.
  • Ipomoea macrantha Roem. & Schult.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Ricinus communis L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2005) EPPO (2000)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action on a case by case basis

General Comments

Polyphagous whitefly in Africa and parts of Asia. It has been intercepted in the UK.

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