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UK Risk Register Details for Aceria tulipae

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 22/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 22/04/2020

Common Names

  • Bulb eriophyid
  • Dry bulb mite
  • Garlic mite
  • Tulip mite

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Bulbs or tubers

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Bulbs or tubers

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 16

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 16

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Moldova Present
United Kingdom Absent
Russia Present
Bulgaria Present
Denmark Present
Finland Present
Germany Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Spain Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Fiji Present
Egypt Present
South Africa Present
Tanzania Present
Bangladesh Present
Georgia Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Japan Present
Philippines Present
Thailand Present
China Present (Limited) Tibet
Vietnam Present
Central America
Cuba Present

Type of Pest

  • Mite

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Allium, Tulipa

Major Hosts

  • Allium ampeloprasum L.
  • Allium cepa L.
  • Allium chinense G.Don
  • Allium sativum L.
  • Allium schoenoprasum L.
  • Tulipa L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2007)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings. Maintain awareness raising with industry.

General Comments

Mite pest of alliums and tulips. Industries at risk should be kept informed of developments and encouraged to continue surveillance.

Risk Records for this Pest