UK Risk Register Details for Drosophila suzukii

This record was last updated on 20/07/2020

Common Names

  • Spotted wing drosophila

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)
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Natural spread

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Industry led response to recent arrival



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
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
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Bulgaria Present
Croatia Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
Finland Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Ireland Present
Italy Present
Montenegro Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Serbia Present
Slovakia Present
Slovenia Present
Spain Present
Sweden Present
Switzerland Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
Russia Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Uruguay Present
French Polynesia Present
Morocco Present
Reunion Present
China Present
Georgia Present
India Present
Iran Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Myanmar Present
North Korea Present
Pakistan Present
Russia Present
South Korea Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Orchard crops, Soft fruit production

Major Hosts

  • Actinidia Lindl.
  • Diospyros kaki L.
  • Ficus carica L.
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Malus Mill.
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm.F.) Nakai
  • Ribes L.
  • Rubus L.
  • Rubus fruticosus Linnaeus
  • Rubus laciniatus (West.) Willd.
  • Rubus loganobaccus L. H. Bailey
  • Rubus microphyllus L.F.
  • Rubus ursinus Cham. & Schlecht.
  • Vaccinium L.
  • Vaccinium corymbosum L.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2011)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action

General Comments

Fly pest of soft fruits detected in the UK for the first time in 2012. Good industry/government collaboration in place to manage impacts.

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