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UK Risk Register Details for Sipha flava

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 12/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 12/08/2020

Common Names

  • Yellow sugar cane aphid

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
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Spain Present (Limited)
Portugal Present (Limited) Azores
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Guyana Present
Venezuela Present
South Africa Present
Morocco Present
[Kingdom of] eSwatini Present
Zimbabwe Present
Central America
Barbados Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominican Republic Present
Jamaica Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Cereals and grasses

Major Hosts

  • Andropogon L.
  • Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
  • Cyperaceae
  • Digitaria Haller
  • Poaceae
  • Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Panicum L.
  • Panicum dichotomiflorum (L.) Michx.
  • Pennisetum purpureum Schum. & Thonn.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Setaria P.Beauv.
  • Sorghum Moench
  • Sorghum halepense (Linnaeus) Persoon.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Triticum aestivum 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


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Aphid pest of some grasses and cereal crops, particularly sugarcane. Unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

Risk Records for this Pest