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UK Risk Register Details for Bemisia tabaci European populations

This record was last updated on 08/12/2022

Common Names

  • Cassava whitefly
  • Cotton whitefly
  • Sweet potato whitefly
  • Tobacco whitefly

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)
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 20
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 100

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest (Great Britain). Regulated protected zone quarantine pest (Northern Ireland).

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Croatia Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
Finland Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Spain Present
United Kingdom Absent
Sweden Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Montenegro Present
Norway Present
Russia Present
Switzerland Present
Turkey Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
  • Ajuga L.
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Begonia L.
  • Borago officinalis L.
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Dipladenia A.Dc.
  • Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch
  • Ficus L.
  • Gerbera jamesonii H.Bolus Ex Hook.F.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Lavandula stricta Del.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Majorana hortensis Moench
  • Mandevilla Lindl.
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Melissa officinalis L.
  • Mentha L.
  • Nerium oleander L.
  • Nicotiana Linnaeus
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Ocimum basilicum L.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Piper nigrum L.
  • Salvia L.
  • Salvia officinalis L.
  • Sinningia Nees
  • Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern
  • Solanum L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Tagetes erecta L.
  • Thymus serpyllum L. em. Mill.
  • Crossandra
  • Euphorbiaceae (family)
  • Malvaceae (family)
  • Solanaceae (family)
  • Asteraceae (family)
  • Brassicaceae (family)
  • Convolvulaceae (family)
  • Fabaceae (family)
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (Great Britain). Regulated protected zone quarantine pest (Northern Ireland). EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

The UK has regulations in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. Policy concerning this pest is kept under review.