UK Risk Register Details for Diatraea saccharalis

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 29/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 29/04/2020

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

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

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]
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

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

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

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present (Limited)
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
Central 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
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
El Salvador Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
British Virgin Islands Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

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

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

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.