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UK Risk Register Details for Aphis spiraecola

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 23/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 03/08/2020

Common Names

  • Green citrus aphid
  • Spirea aphid

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

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)
  • natural dispersal

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Russia Present
Turkey Present
United Kingdom Unknown
Spain Present
Portugal Present
France Present
Switzerland Present
Italy Present
Slovenia Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Bulgaria Present
Greece Present
Cyprus Present
Malta Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Fiji Present
French Polynesia Present
New Zealand Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Vanuatu Present
Algeria Present
Benin Present
Burundi Present
Cameroon Present
Central African Republic Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Libya Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Rwanda Present
Senegal Present
South Africa Present
Tunisia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Bangladesh Present
Brunei Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Hong Kong Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Jordan Present
Laos Present
Lebanon Present
Malaysia Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Russia Present
Singapore Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Syria Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present
Central America
Bahamas Present
Barbados Present
Belize Present
Bermuda Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
El Salvador Present
Guadeloupe Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Martinique Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Orchard crops, Rosaceae, Asteraceae

Major Hosts

  • Apium graveolens L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Cotoneaster Ehrh.
  • Crataegus L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Juglans regia L.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Malus Mill.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Malus sylvestris subsp. sylvestris (Linnaeus) Miller
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Pyrus communis L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Spiraea L.
  • Viburnum L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Citrus
  • Rosaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2000), UK (2014)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Priority for industry monitoring. No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Aphid pest present in parts of Europe with temporary colonies previously detected in the UK. Unlikely to cause significant damage if introduced, but industry may wish to monitor for its presence and take targeted action where appropriate.

Risk Records for this Pest