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UK Risk Register Details for Tetranychus lombardinii

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 13/07/2022, but is no longer actively maintained.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 13/07/2022

Common Names

  • crimson spider mite

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

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)
  • Hitchhiking

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 32

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
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
United Kingdom Absent
Australia Present
Benin Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Kenya Present
Mozambique Present
Namibia Present
South Africa Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Central America
Guadeloupe Present
Saint Martin Present

Type of Pest

  • Mite

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Abutilon ramosum (Cav.) Guill. & Perr.
  • Acalypha indica L.
  • Acalypha segetalis Muell.Arg.
  • Amaranthus hybridus Linnaeus
  • Atriplex muelleri Benth.
  • Bidens pilosa Linnaeus
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Carica papaya L.
  • Celtis africana Burm.F.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Clematis brachiata Thunb.
  • Convolvulus sagittatus Thunb.
  • Corchorus olitorius L.
  • Corchorus tridens L.
  • Coreopsis biternata Lour.
  • Crotalaria juncea L.
  • Cucumis metuliferus E.Mey. Ex Schrad./Naud.
  • Cucurbita maxima Duch.
  • Datura L.
  • Dolichos lablab L.
  • Ficus carica L.
  • Ficus thonningii Blume
  • Flagellaria L.
  • Gerbera jamesonii H.Bolus Ex Hook.F.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Ipomoea L.
  • Jasminum L.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Malva parviflora L./Boiss.
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Medicago sativa L.
  • Melia azadirachata L.
  • Morus L.
  • Musa L.
  • Nicotiana glauca Graham
  • Passiflora edulis Sims
  • Pelargonium L'Herit. Ex Ait.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Populus L.
  • Rhigozum Burch.
  • Ricinus communis L.
  • Sida cordifolia L.
  • Solanum anoplocladum Dun. In Dc.
  • Solanum hermannii Dun.
  • Solanum incanum L.
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum rigescens Jacq.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sorghum Moench
  • Spinacia oleracea L.
  • Vigna Savi
  • Wahlenbergia undulata (Thunb.) A.Dc.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action

General Comments

Polyphagous spider mite present in a number of tropical/sub-tropical regions. Unlikely to be more damaging than other spider mites already present.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Details of impacts and damage are mostly lacking.


Current distribution






UK distribution