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UK Risk Register Details for Phenacoccus solani

This record was last updated on 21/02/2024

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Italy Present
Spain Present
Netherlands Present
Türkiye Present
United Kingdom Unknown
Cyprus Present
North America
Canada Present
United States Present
Mexico Present
South America
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Marshall Islands Present
Egypt Present
Cabo Verde Present
South Africa Present
Zimbabwe Present
Iran Present
Israel Present
India Present
Japan Present
Singapore Present
Taiwan Present
Vietnam Present
Central America
Guatemala Present
Guadeloupe Present
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Achillea L.
  • Aeonium Webb & Berth.
  • Artemisia L.
  • Aster L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Celosia L.
  • Cestrum nocturnum L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Coffea arabica L.
  • Crassula L.
  • Cyperus L.
  • Dendrobium Sw.
  • Encephalartos Lehm.
  • Euphorbia L.
  • Festuca L.
  • Poaceae
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Hymenocallis littoralis (= littorale) (Jacq.) Salisb.
  • Iris L.
  • Lantana camara Linnaeus
  • Lupinus L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Malva L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Portulaca L.
  • Raphanus sativus Linnaeus
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sonchus oleraceus L.
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Vitis vinifera L.
  • Zephyranthes Herb.
  • Solanaceae (family)
  • Citrus
  • Asteraceae (family)
  • Brassicaceae (family)
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2013)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action against findings on plants for planting

General Comments

Polyphagous mealybug. Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

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