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UK Risk Register Details for Singhiella citrifolii

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 12/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 12/08/2020

Common Names

  • Cloudy winged 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)

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
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
Italy Present
United Kingdom Absent
Malta Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Venezuela Present
Ecuador Present
Samoa Present
Micronesia Present
Palau Present
Morocco Present
China Present
Hong Kong Present
India Present
Japan Present
Lebanon Present
Vietnam Present
Iran Present
Central America
Bahamas Present
Barbados Present
Belize Present
Bermuda Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominican Republic Present
Jamaica Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Botanical collections or specialists

Major Hosts

  • Annona muricata L.
  • Chamaedorea Willd.
  • Citrus aurantifolia (Christmann & Panzer) Swingle
  • Citrus aurantium subsp. aurantium Linnaeus
  • Citrus deliciosa Tenore
  • Citrus sinensis (Linnaeus) Osbeck
  • Dioscorea L.
  • Ficus benjamina L.
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Gardenia Ellis
  • Jasminum L.
  • Malpighia glabra Linnaeus
  • Malpighia punicifolia L.
  • Monstera deliciosa Liebm.
  • Palmae
  • Psidium L.
  • Araceae (family)
  • Oleaceae (family)
  • Rosaceae (family)
  • Annonaceae (Family)
  • Dioscoreaceae (Family) Brown, 1810
  • Malpighiaceae (Family) de Jussieu, 1789
  • Moraceae (Family) Gaudich., 1835
  • Myrtaceae (Family) de Jussieu, 1789

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2001)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action

General Comments

A tropical whitefly pest unlikely to present a risk to the UK.