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UK Risk Register Details for Thrips setosus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 14/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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
Croatia Present
Germany Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Belgium Present
Netherlands Present (Limited)
France Present (Limited) Under eradication
Indonesia Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Thysanoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Total outdoor production, Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Cirsium japonicum Dc.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex Poir.
  • Cyclamen L.
  • Dahlia Cav.
  • Dioscorea japonica Thunb.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Heracleum sphondylium ssp. sphondylium L.
  • Hippeastrum Herb.
  • Iris L.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Lamium L.
  • Liriope muscari (Decne.) L.H.Bailey
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Momordica charantia L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Oenothera L.
  • Ophiopogon Ker-Gawl.
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Polygonum L.
  • Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.
  • Sesamum indicum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Tagetes L.
  • Urtica dioica L.
  • Vicia sativa L.
  • Hydrangea macrophylla

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

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No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Polyphagous thrips which can cause direct feeding damage to protected, ornamental and field crops, as well as vectoring Tomato spotted wilt virus. Growers may wish to monitor for its presence, particularly following findings in the Netherlands and elsewhere, including the UK’s first finding in 2016. Current thrips control measures should also be effective against this species.

Risk Records for this Pest