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UK Risk Register Details for Puto barberi

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 11/05/2022, but is no longer actively maintained.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 11/05/2022

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Cut flowers or branches
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
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
Spain Present (Limited) Canary Islands
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
South America
Colombia Present
Venezuela Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Bahamas Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Haiti Present
Jamaica Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Lucia Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Protected ornamentals

Major Hosts

  • Acalypha L.
  • Amaranthus dubius Mart. Ex Thell.
  • Annona L.
  • Anthurium Schott.
  • Bauhinia purpurea L.
  • Bidens pilosa Linnaeus
  • Bougainvillea Willd./Comm. Ex Juss. Corr. Spach
  • Cajanus Dc.
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Cattleya Lindl.
  • Coccoloba uvifera (L.) L./Jacq.
  • Codiaeum Juss.
  • Coffea L.
  • Croton L.
  • Cyperus L.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Dianthus L.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Geranium L.
  • Gramineae Adans., Nom. Cons.
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Lantana camara Linnaeus
  • Lonicera japonica (var. japonica) (L.) Thunb.
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Physalis L.
  • Plantago major L.
  • Polygonum nepalense Meissn.
  • Psidium guajava L.
  • Schefflera J.R. & G.Forst.
  • Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi
  • Theobroma cacao L.
  • Thevetia peruviana (Persoon) Schumann
  • Thunbergia Retz.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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No statutory action in Great Britain

General Comments

Polyphagous mealybug found in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Low impacts likely in the UK.

Risk Records for this Pest