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UK Risk Register Details for Frankliniella schultzei

This record was last updated on 13/08/2021

Common Names

  • common blossom thrips
  • cotton bud thrips
  • tomato thrips

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Cut flowers or branches

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Cut flowers or branches

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

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] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Belgium Present
Hungary Present
Netherlands Present
Spain Present
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Guyana Present
Paraguay Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
French Polynesia Present
Kiribati Present
New Caledonia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Angola Present
Botswana Present
Burkina Faso Present
Cameroon Present
Cabo Verde Present
Chad Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Gambia Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Libya Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Namibia Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Senegal Present
Somalia Present
South Africa Present
Sudan Present
Tanzania Present
Togo Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Bangladesh Present
India Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Israel Present
Malaysia Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Sri Lanka Present
Thailand Present
Yemen Present
Central America
Barbados Present
British Virgin Islands Present
Cuba Present
Dominican Republic Present
Haiti Present
Jamaica Present
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Thysanoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Cactaceae
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Gramineae Adans., Nom. Cons.
  • Hyacinthus L.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Leguminosae
  • Lens culinaris Medik.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Phaseolus mungo L.
  • Saintpaulia ionantha H.Wendl.
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Liliaceae (family)
  • Orchidaceae (family)
  • Solanaceae (family)
  • Asteraceae (family)
  • Iridaceae (Family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2001)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action

General Comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest, present in many countries. It has been intercepted in the UK.

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