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UK Risk Register Details for Paracoccus marginatus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 27/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 27/07/2020

Common Names

  • Papaya mealybug

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
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 1
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 1
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
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
French Guiana Present
Micronesia Present
Palau Present
Benin Present
Senegal Present
Cameroon Present
Seychelles Present
Gabon Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Mauritius Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Tanzania Present
Togo Present
Bangladesh Present
Cambodia Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Israel Present
Laos Present
Malaysia Present
Maldives Present
Oman Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Central America
Saint Lucia Present
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Bahamas Present
Barbados Present
Belize Present
British Virgin Islands Present
Cayman Islands Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Haiti Present
Jamaica Present
Martinique Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Martin Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Carica papaya

Major Hosts

  • Acacia Miller
  • Acalypha L.
  • Annona squamosa L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Carica papaya L.
  • Cestrum nocturnum L.
  • Coffea L.
  • Gardenia Ellis
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linnaeus
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
  • Jatropha curcas L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Mimosa pigra Jusl.
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Plumeria L.
  • Solanum melongena L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action on findings

General Comments

Mealybug intercepted on aubergine, unlikely to pose a threat to UK plant health.