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UK Risk Register Details for Liriomyza huidobrensis

This record was last updated on 07/01/2021

Common Names

  • pea leaf miner
  • potato leaf miner
  • serpentine leaf miner
  • South American leaf miner

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Cut flowers or branches

Common Pathways

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

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest (Great Britain, Northern Ireland may differ)



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Montenegro Present
Serbia Present
Switzerland Present
Turkey Present
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Croatia Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
Finland Present
Spain Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Peru Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Oceania Present Guam
Australia Present
Comoros Present
Kenya Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Reunion Present
Seychelles Present
South Africa Present
Zimbabwe Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
North Korea Present
Lebanon Present
Malaysia Present
Philippines Present
Singapore Present
Sri Lanka Present
Syria Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present
Central America
Belize Present
Costa Rica Present
Dominican Republic Present
El Salvador Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Allium cepa L.
  • Allium sativum L.
  • Apium graveolens L.
  • Argyranthemum frutescens (Linnaeus) Schultz-Bipontinus
  • Aster L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Cannabis sativa ssp. sativa L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Cucumis L.
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Dahlia hybrids
  • Dendranthema indicum (Linnaeus) Desmoulins
  • Chrysanthemum x morifolium Ramat.
  • Dianthus caryophyllus L.
  • Gypsophila paniculata L.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Lathyrus L.
  • Leucanthemum vulgare Lamarck.
  • Leucanthemum x superbum (J.Ingram) Bonnet & Barratte
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Medicago sativa L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Primula Polyanthus hybrids
  • Raphanus sativus Linnaeus
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Spinacia oleracea L.
  • Tanacetum parthenium (Linnaeus) Schultz- Bipontinus
  • Tanacetum vulgare Linnaeus
  • Verbena hybrids
  • Vicia faba L.
  • Zinnia L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (Great Britain, Northern Ireland may differ). EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Regulated polyphagous leafmining fly pets. It is often intercepted on various host plans.

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