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UK Risk Register Details for Thrips pusillus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 14/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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Common Pathways

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  • Cut flowers or branches

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

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

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Angola Present
Cameroon Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Sierra Leone Present
South Africa Present
[Kingdom of] eSwatini Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Zimbabwe Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Thysanoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Major Hosts

  • Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
  • Achyranthes aspera L.
  • Allium cepa L.
  • Amaranthus L.
  • Asclepias L.
  • Bidens pilosa Linnaeus
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
  • Capsicum L.
  • Carica papaya L.
  • Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. Ex Endl.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Citrus limon (Linnaeus) N.L.Burman
  • Coffea L.
  • Lantana camara Linnaeus
  • Leonotis nepetaefolia (L.) R.Br.
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Melia azadirachata L.
  • Momordica charantia L.
  • Morus L.
  • Musa L.
  • Nerium oleander L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Ocimum L.
  • Passiflora edulis Sims
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Phaseolus aureus Roxb.
  • Plectranthus L'Herit.
  • Psidium guajava L.
  • Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr./Fawc. & Rendle
  • Solanum macrocarpon (= macrocarpum) L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sonchus oleraceus L.
  • Strophanthus gratus (Wall. & Hook. Ex Benth.)Franch./Baill.
  • Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels
  • Tagetes minuta L.
  • Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A.Gray
  • Vernonia lasiopus O.Hoffm.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2002)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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No statutory action

General Comments

Thrips mainly recorded on Citrus and coffee. Unlikely to pose a threat to the UK.

Risk Records for this Pest