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UK Risk Register Details for Etiella zinckenella

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 16/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 16/04/2020

Common Names

  • Lima-bean pod borer
  • Pea pod borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Natural spread

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Türkiye Present
Austria Present
Bulgaria Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
Slovakia Present
France Present
Germany Present
Hungary Present
Greece Present
Italy Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Spain Present
Serbia Present
Ukraine Present
United Kingdom Absent Very occasional migrant/associated with imported food only
North America
Canada Present (Limited)
United States Present
Mexico Present
South America Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Paraguay Present
Peru Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Oceania Present
Samoa Present
Australia Present (Limited)
Fiji Present
New Caledonia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Solomon Islands Present
Africa Present
Cabo Verde Present
Comoros Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Gambia Present
Reunion Present
Lesotho Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritius Present
Namibia Present
Seychelles Present
Sierra Leone Present
South Africa Present
Sudan Present
Zimbabwe Present
Algeria Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Malawi Present
Morocco Present
Nigeria Present
Sao Tome and Principe Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Bhutan Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present
Lebanon Present
Myanmar Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present
United Arab Emirates Present
Yemen Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Bahamas Present
Cuba Present
El Salvador Present
Grenada Present
Jamaica Present
Nicaragua Present
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Pisum sativum, Phaseolus vulgaris

Major Hosts

  • Dolichos lablab L.
  • Leguminosae
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) Dc.
  • Vicia L.
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2013)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action on findings

General Comments

Moth pest of peas and beans intercepted in the UK on plant produce with some interceptions now being made on pepper. Unlikely to pose a significant threat, as would not survive UK winters outdoors and suitable hosts are not grown in protected cultivation. Maintain a watching brief for any reports of E. zinckenella on peppers, especially if from Europe and/or glasshouses.

Risk Records for this Pest