Rapid assessment of the need for a detailed Pest Risk Analysis for Musotima nitidalis
This rapid assessment shows:
Risk of entry – Unlikely. Probably entered UK on tree ferns from Australasia before trade was regulated.
Risk of establishment – Very Likely outside and under protection.
Economic impact – Small. Some uncertainty over potential impact on native species, but no records of damage and none reported in native region.
Endangered area – Specialist importers of ferns and individual specimen plants. Unknown effect on native flora.
Risk management - Exclusion, eradication and containment of this pest seem inappropriate given the small likelihood of impact and the possibility of naturalisation.
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