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UK Risk Register Details for Tetranychus gloveri

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 14/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 13/07/2022

Common Names

  • Banks glovers, mite

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)
  • Plant parts and plant products:
  • Hitchhiking
  • Natural spread

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



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
Greece Present
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Suriname Present
Venezuela Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Australia Present
French Polynesia Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Barbados Present
Bermuda Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Guadeloupe Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Unknown
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Lucia Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Mite

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Partial protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
  • Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet/G.Don
  • Amaranthus dubius Mart. Ex Thell.
  • Amaranthus spinosus L.
  • Amaranthus viridis L.
  • Apium graveolens L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Betula L.
  • Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br./(L.) Dryand. Ex Ait.F.
  • Carica papaya L.
  • Chamaedorea elegans Mart.
  • Cocos nucifera L.
  • Dahlia Cav.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Dolichos lablab L.
  • Euphorbia milii var. milii Desm.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Gossypium barbadense L.
  • Gossypium herbaceum L.
  • Hibiscus cannabinus L.
  • Impatiens balsamina L.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Ipomoea fistulosa Mart. Ex Chiov.
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Musa acuminata Colla
  • Musa x paradisiaca Linnaeus
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Phaseolus lathyroides L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Ricinus communis L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Sida acuta Burm.F.
  • Sida rhombifolia L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walt.) Kuntze
  • Tagetes erecta L.
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Xanthosoma nigrum (Vell.) Stellf./Mansf.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Citrus
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2004)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action

General Comments

Polyphagous mite. Limited damage in current area of distribution, with warmer countries at higher risk. In UK many potential hosts are grown, but risk depends on likelihood of establishing in protected cultivation.

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