UK Risk Register Details for Ceratitis capitata

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 01/06/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 01/06/2020

Common Names

  • medfly
  • Mediterranean fruit fly

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

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
Albania Present
Austria Present Under eradication
Montenegro Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present (Limited)
Poland Present
Bulgaria Present
Croatia Present
Cyprus Present
France Present
Greece Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Portugal Present
Slovenia Present
Spain Present
United Kingdom Absent
Ukraine Present Under eradication
North America Present
United States Present Transient - under eradication
South America Present
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Paraguay Present
Peru Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Chile Present
Oceania
Australia Present (Limited)
Africa Present Cosmopolitan
Asia
China Present
Israel Present
Jordan Present
Lebanon Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Syria Present
Yemen Present
Iran Present
Central America
Costa Rica Present
El Salvador Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Malus

Major Hosts

  • Actinidia chinensis Planch.
  • Citrofortunella microcarpa (Bunge) Wijnands
  • Citrus limettioides Tanaka
  • Citrus maxima (Burman) Merrill
  • Citrus medica Linnaeus
  • Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
  • Citrus reticulata (s.l.)
  • Citrus sinensis (Linnaeus) Osbeck
  • Coffea arabica L.
  • Diospyros L.
  • Ficus carica L.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Mespilus germanica L.
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Prunus dulcis var. dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Pyrus pyraster Burgsd.
  • Pyrus pyrifolia var. culta (Burm.F.) Nakai
  • Solanum pseudocapsicum L.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No current Actions Indicated

General Comments

Fruit fly established in southern Europe but only transient in UK. No evidence of successful breeding or over-winter survival in UK.

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