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UK Risk Register Details for Thaumatotibia leucotreta

This record was last updated on 02/03/2023

Common Names

  • Citrus codling moth
  • False codling moth
  • Orange codling moth
  • Orange moth

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
  • Cut flowers or branches
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 27

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 27

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Czech Republic Present (Limited) Transient
Africa Present
Angola Present
Benin Present
Burkina Faso Present
Burundi Present
Cameroon Present
Cabo Verde Present
Central African Republic Present
Chad Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Eritrea Present
Ethiopia Present
Gambia Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Malawi Present
Mali Present
Mauritania Present
Mozambique Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Rwanda Present
Senegal Present
Sierra Leone Present
Somalia Present
South Africa Present
Sudan Present
[Kingdom of] eSwatini Present
Tanzania Present
Togo Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Israel Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Capsicum chinense Jacq./L.
  • Citrus limon (Linnaeus) N.L.Burman
  • Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
  • Citrus sinensis (Linnaeus) Osbeck
  • Citrus unshiu Marcovitch
  • Gossypium L.
  • Litchi chinensis Sonnerat
  • Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche
  • Macadamia ternifolia F.V.Muell.
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Punica granatum L.
  • Quercus robur L.
  • Ricinus communis L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Vitis L.
  • Vitis vinifera L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Citrus
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2006), EPPO (2013)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Polyphagous moth pest, detected on imported fruit, mainly citrus and peppers. Recurrent interceptions led to regulation.

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