UK Risk Register Details for Diatraea saccharalis

Common Names

  • American sugarcane borer
  • Small moth borer
  • Small sugarcane moth borer
  • Stalk borer
  • Sugarcane borer
  • Sugarcane moth
  • Sugarcane moth borer
  • Sugarcane stalk borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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Common Pathways

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

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

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
Belize Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Haiti Present
Jamaica Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Lucia Present
Martinique Present
Mexico Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
El Salvador Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
United States Present (Limited)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
British Virgin Islands Present
South America
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Paraguay Present
Suriname Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Major Hosts

  • Gramineae Adans., Nom. Cons.
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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No statutory action on findings.

General Comments

Caterpillar intercepted on peppers, primarily a pest of crops not grown in the UK, unlikely to pose a threat to UK plant health.

Risk Records for this Pest