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UK Risk Register Details for Zaprionus tuberculatus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 10/10/2017, but is no longer actively maintained.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 23/04/2020

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
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 8

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 8

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Cyprus Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Spain Present (Limited) Canary Islands
Türkiye Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Romania Present
France Present
Cameroon Present
Cabo Verde Present
Central African Republic Present
Chad Present
Congo (Brazzaville) Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Gabon Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Mayotte Present
Mozambique Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Seychelles Present
South Africa Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Israel Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Protected fruit cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Artocarpus J.R.& G.Forst.
  • Dacryodes Vahl
  • Detarium senegalense J.F.Gmel.
  • Ficus L.
  • Guarea cedrata (A.Chev.) Pellegr.
  • Parinari Aubl.
  • Spondias mombin L.
  • Tieghemella heckelii Pierre
  • Uncaria Schreb.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

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 against findings

General Comments

Vinegar fly present in the Mediterranean region and outside Europe. Mainly a secondary pest and unlikely to cause impacts greater than native fruit flies.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Taxonomy: part of a species complex


Current distribution






UK distribution