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UK Risk Register Details for Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominale

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 12/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 11/05/2022

Common Names

  • Red rice root aphid
  • Rice root aphid

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] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

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] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Italy Present
Portugal Present
Russia Present
Spain Present
Türkiye Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Cameroon Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Morocco Present
Nigeria Present
South Africa Present
Tanzania Present
Zambia Present
Bangladesh Present
China Present
Hong Kong Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Jordan Present
Malaysia Present
Nepal Present
North Korea Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Central America
Cuba Present
Jamaica Present
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum lycopersicum, Solanum melongena

Major Hosts

  • Avena sativa L.
  • Chaenomeles Bartl.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Cyperaceae
  • Eleusine Gaertn.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Gramineae Adans., Nom. Cons.
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Iris L.
  • Lolium L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Malus Mill.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Orobanche L.
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Panicum L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Phragmites Adans.
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus mume Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Pyrus L.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sorbus L.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Triticum L.
  • Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1996)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action in Great Britain

General Comments

Potentially significant glasshouse aphid pest. Growers should monitor for its presence. Routine aphid control should be effective in mitigating risk.