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UK Risk Register Details for Opogona sacchari

This record was last updated on 27/03/2020

Common Names

  • Banana moth
  • Sugarcane borer
  • Sugarcane moth

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Bulbs or tubers
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated non quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Russia Present (Limited)
Netherlands Present (Limited)
Italy Present (Limited)
Spain Present (Limited)
Switzerland Present (Limited)
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Germany Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
North America
United States Present (Limited)
South America
Brazil Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Reunion Present
Seychelles Present
Cabo Verde Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Nigeria Present
China Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Thailand Present
Central America
Barbados Present
Bermuda Present
Guadeloupe Present
Honduras Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

House plants, Botannical collections

Major Hosts

  • Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
  • Bambusa vulgaris Schrad.
  • Beaucarnea Lem.
  • Begonia hybrids
  • Bougainvillea Willd./Comm. Ex Juss. Corr. Spach
  • Bougainvillea spectabilis Willdenow
  • Cactaceae
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Chamaedorea elegans Mart.
  • Cordyline terminalis (Linnaeus) Kunth
  • Crassula L.
  • Dieffenbachia seguine (Jacq.) Schott
  • Dracaena Vand. Ex L.
  • Dracaena deremensis (N.E.Br.) Engl.
  • Dracaena marginata Lam.
  • Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch
  • Ficus L.
  • Heliconia psittacorum C. Von Linne
  • Hippeastrum hybrids
  • Maranta L.
  • Musa L.
  • Musa x paradisiaca Linnaeus
  • Pachira Aubl.
  • Palmae
  • Philodendron Schott
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Sansevieria Thunb.
  • Sansevieria trifasciata Prain
  • Sinningia Nees
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Strelitzia reginae Ait.
  • Streptocarpus Lindl.
  • Yucca L.
  • Yucca elephantipes Regel
  • Zea mays L.
  • Arecaceae (family)
  • Bromeliaceae (family)
  • Crinum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated non quarantine pest, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings on planting material and containment of outbreaks

General Comments

Polyphagous moth pest. Occasionally intercepted in the UK with some outbreaks in glasshouses.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Number of UK glasshouses infested


Current distribution






UK distribution

Risk Records for this Pest