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UK Risk Register Details for Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 01/06/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 21/02/2022

Common Names

  • Carnation tortrix
  • Carnation tortrix moth
  • European carnation totrix
  • Mediterranean carnation leafroller

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Cut flowers or branches

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

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] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Belgium Present
Croatia Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Guernsey Present
Hungary Present
Ireland Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Luxembourg Present
Malta Present
Netherlands Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Slovenia Present
United Kingdom Present (Widespread)
Albania Present
Denmark Present
Serbia Present
Spain Present
Switzerland Present
Turkey Present
North America
United States Present
Algeria Present
Libya Present
Morocco Present
Tunisia Present
South Africa Absent
Israel Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total outdoor production, Broadleaved Trees

Major Hosts

  • Acacia Miller
  • Acer L.
  • Brassica L.
  • Citrus limon (Linnaeus) N.L.Burman
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Chrysanthemum x morifolium Ramat.
  • Dianthus caryophyllus L.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Jasminum L.
  • Olea europaea Linnaeus
  • Pelargonium L'Herit. Ex Ait.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Populus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Rhododendron L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Rubus L.
  • Solanum L.
  • Syringa vulgaris L.
  • Trifolium L.
  • Vicia faba L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2009)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide


Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action

General Comments

A polyphagous species of moth which is widespread across the UK that has been present for over 100 years.