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UK Risk Register Details for Chrysodeixis chalcites

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 16/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 16/07/2020

Common Names

  • Golden twin spot
  • Green garden looper
  • Groundnut semilooper
  • Tomato looper

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Cut flowers or branches
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Natural immigration

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Cyprus Present
Denmark Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Spain Present
Sweden Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Türkiye Present
Albania Present
Serbia Present
Switzerland Present
North America
Canada Present
Algeria Present
Angola Present
Cameroon Present
Cabo Verde Present
Comoros Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Gambia Present
Guinea Present
Kenya Present
Libya Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Sao Tome and Principe Present
Senegal Present
Seychelles Present
Sierra Leone Present
South Africa Present
Tunisia Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Botswana Present
Burkina Faso Present
Eritrea Present
Gabon Present
Ghana Present
Lesotho Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritania Present
Niger Present
Somalia Present
Sudan Present
India Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Israel Present
Jordan Present
Lebanon Present
Syria Present
Oman Present
Saudi Arabia Present
United Arab Emirates Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Brassica L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cynara cardunculus L.
  • Dahlia Cav.
  • Dendranthema indicum (Linnaeus) Desmoulins
  • Dianthus L.
  • Ficus L.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Helianthus tuberosus L.
  • Hippeastrum Herb.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Marrubium L.
  • Medicago sativa L.
  • Musa L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Pelargonium L'Herit. Ex Ait.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Salvia officinalis L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Gardn./Vahl
  • Teucrium scorodonia L.
  • Trifolium repens L.
  • Triticum aestivum L.
  • Urtica dioica L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Zebrina pendula Schnizl.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1996, UK (2014)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Migrant moth that poses a threat to UK protected cultivation Raising awareness among industry to help respond to incidents & prevent transfer from imported produce should reduce risks further.