UK Risk Register Details for Tetranychus evansi

This record was last updated on 08/01/2021

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)
  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
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

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain)



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
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
France Present
Greece Present
Italy Present
Serbia Present
Spain Present
United Kingdom Absent
Turkey Present
North America
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Argentina Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Algeria Present
Congo (Brazzaville) Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Mozambique Present
Namibia Present
Niger Present
Reunion Present
Senegal Present
Seychelles Present
Somalia Present
South Africa Present
Benin Present
Tanzania Present
Tunisia Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Kenya Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Taiwan Present
Central America
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Mite

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum lycopersicum, Solanum melongena

Major Hosts

  • Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Arachis prostrata Benth.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Ricinus communis L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2005) EPPO (2007)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain). EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings. Regulation as recommended by EPPO

General Comments

Potentially serious spider mite pest if it becomes adapted to glasshouses. EPPO recommends regulation and this needs to be reviewed from a UK perspective.

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