UK Risk Register Details for Calamobius filum

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 01/06/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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

Common Names

  • Grain borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 1
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



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 1
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 Status Notes
Austria Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Moldova Present
Macedonia Present
Netherlands Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present
Slovenia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
Africa Present (Limited) North Africa
Asia Present (Limited) Near East and Asia Minor
Iran Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Agropyron Gaertn.
  • Arrhenatherum elatius (L.) P.Beauv. Ex J. & C.Presl
  • Avena longiglumis Dur.
  • Avena sativa L.
  • Avena sterilis Linnaeus
  • Calamagrostis pseudophragmites (Hall F.) Koel.
  • Dactylis glomerata L.
  • Hordeum leporinum Link
  • Leymus Hochst.
  • Poa L.
  • Secale cereale L.
  • Triticum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Longhorn beetle whose hosts include grass and cereal species. Present in many European countries where significant damage is rarely observed.

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