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UK Risk Register Details for Spoladea recurvalis

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 20/05/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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

  • Beet webworm
  • Hawaiian beet webworm

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Cut flowers or branches
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Natural spread

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 5
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
Slovenia Present
North America
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
French Guiana Present
Paraguay Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Fiji Present
New Caledonia Present
New Zealand Present
Samoa Present
Solomon Islands Present
Tonga Present
Tuvalu Present
Vanuatu Present
Wallis et Futuna Present
Algeria Present
Angola Present
Cameroon Present
Comoros Present
Congo (Brazzaville) Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Egypt Present
Equatorial Guinea Present
Ethiopia Present
Gambia Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Lesotho Present
Liberia Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mali Present
Mauritius Present
Mozambique Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Sao Tome and Principe Present
Senegal Present
Seychelles Present
Sierra Leone Present
Somalia Present
South Africa Present
Sudan Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Bangladesh Present
Brunei Present
Cambodia Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Lebanon Present
Malaysia Present
Maldives Present
Myanmar Present
Nepal Present
North Korea Present
Oman Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Singapore Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Syria Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present
Yemen Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Bahamas Present
Barbados Present
Bermuda Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Martinique Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Lucia Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Amaranthus L.
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Chenopodium quinoa Willd.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Dahlia Cav.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Spinacia oleracea L.
  • Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Amaranthaceae (family)
  • Chenopodiaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1998)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action in Great Britain

General Comments

Frequently intercepted moth pest on leaves for consumption but unlikely to establish in the UK.

Risk Records for this Pest