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UK Risk Register Details for Bagrada hilaris

This record was last updated on 10/09/2021

Common Names

  • Bagrada bug

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
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Hitchhiking

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
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
Italy Present
Malta Present
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Chile Present
Angola Present
Botswana Present
Cabo Verde Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Djibouti Present
Egypt Present
Eritrea Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Mozambique Present
Namibia Present
Senegal Present
Seychelles Present
Somalia Present
South Africa Present
Sudan Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Afghanistan Present
India Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Myanmar Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Sri Lanka Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Avena sativa L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
  • Brassica napus ssp. napus L.
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Brassica rapa L. em. Metzg.
  • Capparis L.
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.
  • Carica papaya L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Cynara cardunculus L.
  • Dahlia Cav.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav.
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Raphanus raphanistrum L.
  • Raphanus sativus Linnaeus
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sorghum Moench
  • Zea mays L.
  • Brassicaceae (family)
  • Fabaceae (family)
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action

General Comments

Bug which mainly feeds on brassica hosts. It is not present in the UK, but has limited distribution in southern Europe. Climate in UK is unlikely to be suitable.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

The host status of tomatoes and peppers.


Current distribution






UK distribution

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