UK Risk Register Details for Thaumetopoea pityocampa

Common Names

  • Pine processionary moth

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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This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Statutory notification scheme

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Albania Present
Austria Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Cyprus Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Montenegro Present
Portugal Present
Turkey Present
Africa Present
Algeria Present
Libya Present
Morocco Present
Tunisia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Pinus

Major Hosts

  • Pinus nigra Arnold
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus
  • Pinus pinaster subsp. escarena (Risso) K.Richt.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2012), UK (2015)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory notification scheme for imported plants. Further research to assess climatic suitability. Awareness raising within industry. Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Pest of pines which has both plant and human health impacts, spreading north through France. Statutory notification scheme is in place to gauge level of trade and facilitate monitoring.

Risk Records for this Pest