UK Risk Register Details for Agrilus anxius

Common Names

  • Bronze birch borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Non-squared wood
  • Firewood

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 20
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 100

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU Regulated Pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 50

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
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Betula

Major Hosts

  • Betula L.
  • Betula alleghaniensis Britton
  • Betula jacquemontii Spach
  • Betula lenta L.
  • Betula occidentalis Hook.
  • Betula papyrifera Marsh.
  • Betula pendula Roth
  • Betula platyphylla var. japonica Sukatchev
  • Betula platyphylla var. szechuanica Sukatchev
  • Betula populifolia Marsh.
  • Betula pubescens Ehrh.
  • Betula utilis D.Don
  • Betula platyphylla Sukaczev

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2011) EPPO (2010)

EU and EPPO Listing

ECIAI, EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings, with awareness raising and research to improve preparedness.

General Comments

Recognised as a significant threat to birch but EU regulation should help to mitigate the threat.

Risk Records for this Pest