UK Risk Register Details for Choristoneura dinota

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 23/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 23/04/2020

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)
  • Cut flowers or branches
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Congo (Brazzaville) Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Ethiopia Present
Gabon Present
Ghana Present
Kenya Present
Malawi Present
Nigeria Present
Sierra Leone Present
South Africa Present
Sao Tome and Principe Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Zimbabwe Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Acacia Miller
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Cassia tora Linnaeus
  • Coffea arabica L.
  • Dovyalis abyssinica (A.Rich.) Warb.
  • Dracaena Vand. Ex L.
  • Erythrina L.
  • Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.
  • Gomphocarpus R.Br.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Lantana camara Linnaeus
  • Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche
  • Prunus africana (Hook.F.) Kalkman
  • Psychotria L.
  • Rubus niveus Thunb.
  • Syzygium guineense ssp. guineense (Willd.) Dc.
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers

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

Regulated quarantine pest (as Choristoneura spp. (non-European))

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Polyphagous moth regulated at genus level, but this species is unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.