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UK Risk Register Details for Leucinodes orbonalis

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 16/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 29/11/2022

Common Names

  • Brinjal fruit and shoot borer
  • Brinjal fruit nd shoot borer
  • Eggplant fruit borer

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
  • Soil/growing medium
  • Passengers

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated pest pending further assessment (Northern Ireland)



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Australia Present
Bangladesh Present
Brunei Present
Cambodia Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Japan Present
Laos Present
Malaysia Present
Myanmar Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Singapore Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum melongena

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Physalis minima L.
  • Physalis peruviana L.
  • Solanum aculeatissimum Jacq.
  • Solanum aethiopicum L./Torner
  • Solanum anguivi Lam.
  • Solanum erianthum D.Don/G.Don
  • Solanum macrocarpon (= macrocarpum) L.
  • Solanum mammosum L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum torvum Swartz
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Solanum viarum Dunal In Dc.
  • Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. & Wendl.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2006), EPPO (2012)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated pest pending further assessment (Northern Ireland); EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings in Great Britain; statutory action in Northern Ireland

General Comments

Tropical moth pest of aubergines and other solanaceous crops. No experience of damage to protected cropping so the UK is considered to be at little risk.