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UK Risk Register Details for Aleurodicus dispersus

This record was last updated on 06/07/2021

Common Names

  • Spiralling white fly

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] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Portugal Present Madeira
Spain Present Canary Islands
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Fiji Present
French Polynesia Present
Kiribati Present
Marshall Islands Present
Micronesia Present
Nauru Present
New Caledonia Present
Palau Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Samoa Present
Solomon Islands Present
Tonga Present
Benin Present
Cameroon Present
Congo (Brazzaville) Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Mauritius Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Sao Tome and Principe Present
Senegal Present
Togo Present
Bangladesh Present
Brunei Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Laos Present
Malaysia Present
Maldives Present
Myanmar Present
Philippines Present
Singapore Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present
Central America
Bahamas Present
Barbados Present
Belize Present
Cayman Islands Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Haiti Present
Martinique Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Acalypha hispida N. Burman
  • Ageratum conyzoides Linnaeus
  • Annona squamosa L.
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Coccoloba uvifera (L.) L./Jacq.
  • Cocos nucifera L.
  • Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch
  • Ficus religiosa L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Inga ingoides (Rich.) Willd./L./Mart.
  • Laguncularia racemosa Gaertn.F.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Musa x paradisiaca Linnaeus
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Phaseolus lunatus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Psidium guajava L.
  • Solanum L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Terminalia catappa L.
  • Citrus
  • Crinum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1997)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No current Actions Indicated

General Comments

Serious tropical whitefly pest present in some European island archipelagos but no evidence of being a pest in protected cultivation.

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