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UK Risk Register Details for Frankliniella fusca

This record was last updated on 13/08/2021

Common Names

  • tobacco thrips

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Hitchhiking

Common Pathways

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

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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] 2
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
United Kingdom Absent
Netherlands Present
North America
United States Present
Canada Present
Mexico Present
Japan Present
Israel Present
Central America
Cuba Present
Martinique Present
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Thysanoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Armoracia lapathifolia Gilib. Ex Usteri
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Digitaria sanguinalis (L.) Scop.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Hippeastrum Herb.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Narcissus L.
  • Narcissus pseudonarcissus L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Raphanus raphanistrum L.
  • Secale cereale L.
  • Sinapis arvensis L.
  • Triticum aestivum L.
  • Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook.F. ex A.Gray
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2000)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action

General Comments

Polyphagous thrips pest, present in several parts of the world. Appears to be of no additional risk to UK compared to similar thrips species already present.

Risk Records for this Pest