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UK Risk Register Details for Phenacoccus parvus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 24/06/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 24/06/2020

Common Names

  • Lantana mealybug

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)

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Chile Present
Guyana Present
Paraguay Present
Suriname Present
Uruguay Present
Australia Present
New Caledonia Present
Vanuatu Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Gabon Present
Senegal Present
Egypt Present
Indonesia Present
China Present
Hong Kong Present
India Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Singapore Present
Taiwan Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Bahamas Present
Belize Present
Cayman Islands Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Guadeloupe Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Saint Lucia Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
  • Allium sativum L.
  • Apium graveolens L.
  • Asclepias L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Cichorium L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Helianthus annuus L.
  • Ipomoea arborescens (Humb. & Bonpl. Ex Willd.) Sweet/G.Don
  • Lantana L.
  • Lantana camara Linnaeus
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Phaseolus atropurpureus Moc. & Sesse Ex Dc.
  • Piper nigrum L.
  • Rheum L.
  • Sida L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Verbenaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2013)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Mealybug pest intercepted in the UK on aquatic plants. Unlikely to pose a threat to UK crops.

Risk Records for this Pest