UK Risk Register Details for Zeugodacus cucumis

This record was last updated on 07/01/2021

Common Names

  • Cucumber fly
  • Cucumber Fruit Fly

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
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Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 6

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 6

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
Oceania
Australia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Diptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Outdoor cucutbit production

Major Hosts

  • Carica papaya L.
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Momordica charantia L.
  • Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.
  • Trichosanthes cucumerina Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Fruit fly affecting mainly tropical species but also cucumbers and tomatoes. Limited potential for establishment in the UK, but could pose a risk to outdoor vegetable crops.

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