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UK Risk Register Details for Archips fuscocupreanus

This record was last updated on 02/02/2023

Common Names

  • Apple, tortrix

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)
  • Cut flowers or branches

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

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

Prohibition of key hosts from parts of current range.



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 16

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present (Limited)
Russia Present Far East
South Korea Present
Japan Present
North Korea Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Orchard crops, Rosaceae

Major Hosts

  • Malus baccata (Linnaeus) Borkhausen
  • Malus bracteata Rehd.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Malus glabrata Rehd.
  • Malus hupehensis (Pamp.) Rehd.
  • Malus ioensis (A.Wood) Britt.
  • Malus prunifolia var. prunifolia (Willd.) Borkh.
  • Malus sikkimensis (Wenzig) Koehne Ex Schneid.
  • Malus sylvestris subsp. sylvestris (Linnaeus) Miller
  • Malus toringo var. toringo (Sieb.) Sieb. Ex De Vriese
  • Malus toringoides (Rehd.) Hughes
  • Malus yunnanensis (Franch.) Schneid.
  • Morus alba L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Pyrus communis L.
  • Pyrus pyraster Burgsd.
  • Rosa multiflora Thunb. Ex Murr.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1997)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings, but not specifically listed in legislation due to existing pathway prohibitions.

General Comments

Major moth pest in Japan which has spread to USA but no evidence it causes problems. Risk to UK mitigated by controls on some of the main hosts.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest


Current distribution






UK distribution

Risk Records for this Pest