UK Risk Register Details for Aleurocanthus spiniferus

Common Names

  • Citrus, mealywing
  • Orange spiny whitefly
  • Spiny blackfly
  • Whitefly, citrus spiny
  • Whitefly, orange spiny

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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
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

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

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
Greece Present (Widespread)
Italy Present (Widespread)
Montenegro Present (Widespread)
North America
Jamaica Present (Widespread)
United States Present (Widespread)
Oceania
Australia Present (Widespread)
Micronesia Present (Widespread)
Papua New Guinea Present (Widespread)
Africa
Kenya Present (Widespread)
Mauritius Present (Widespread)
Nigeria Present (Widespread)
Reunion Present (Widespread)
Swaziland Present (Widespread)
Tanzania Present (Widespread)
Uganda Present (Widespread)
South Africa Present (Widespread)
Asia
Bangladesh Present (Widespread)
Brunei Present (Widespread)
Bhutan Present (Widespread)
China Present (Widespread)
Indonesia Present (Widespread)
India Present (Widespread)
Iran Present (Widespread)
Japan Present (Widespread)
Cambodia Present (Widespread)
South Korea Present (Widespread)
Laos Present (Widespread)
Sri Lanka Present (Widespread)
Malaysia Present (Widespread)
Philippines Present (Widespread)
Pakistan Present (Widespread)
Thailand Present (Widespread)
Taiwan Present (Widespread)
Vietnam Present (Widespread)

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

pears, prunus fruit

Major Hosts

  • Citrus limon (Linnaeus) N.L.Burman
  • Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
  • Citrus reticulata Blanco (S. S.)
  • Citrus sinensis (Linnaeus) Osbeck
  • Fortunella Swing.
  • Poncirus trifoliata (Linnaeus) Rafinesque
  • Pyrus pyraster Burgsd.
  • Rosa L.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings on listed hosts

General Comments

Polyphagous whitefly unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health, but growers of host crops (e.g. citrus, pyrus, prunus, rosa and vitis) under protection may wish to be aware and monitor for its presence.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Climatic suitability of the UK

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest