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UK Risk Register Details for Ceratothripoides brunneus

This record was last updated on 08/01/2021

Common Names

  • tomato thrips

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)
  • 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

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain)



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present
Angola Present
Cameroon Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Ethiopia Present
Ghana Present
Nigeria Present
Sierra Leone Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Kenya Present
Tanzania Present
Burundi Present
Mozambique Present
Togo Present
Zimbabwe Present
Indonesia Present
Malaysia Present
Central America
Cuba Present
Guadeloupe Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Thysanoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Acanthospermum hispidum De Candolle
  • Amaranthus hybridus Linnaeus
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Carica papaya L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Coffea arabica L.
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucurbita maxima Duch.
  • Datura stramonium L.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Ensete Bruce Ex Horan.
  • Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
  • Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Merr./Briq.
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linnaeus
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Momordica charantia L.
  • Mucuna Adans.
  • Ocimum basilicum L.
  • Oncidium Sw.
  • Passiflora edulis Sims
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Solanum aethiopicum L./Torner
  • Solanum forskalii Dun.
  • Solanum incanum L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sonchus oleraceus L.
  • Theobroma cacao L.
  • Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A.Gray
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Zea mays L.
  • Solanaceae (family)
  • Cucurbitaceae (family)
  • Fabaceae (family)
  • Gossypium hirsutum
  • Lamiaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2017)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain). EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Thrips present in Africa, the Caribbean and parts of Asia, frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present.

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