UK Risk Register Details for Ceroplastes rusci

Common Names

  • Fig wax scale

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Albania Present
Cyprus Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Gibraltar Present
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Netherlands Present
Portugal Present
Turkey Present
North America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Guadeloupe Present
Haiti Present
Puerto Rico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Ecuador Present
Guyana Present
Australia Present
Angola Present
Cape Verde Present
Algeria Present
Egypt Present
Eritrea Present
Libya Present
Morocco Present
Seychelles Present
Sao Tome and Principe Present
Tunisia Present
Tanzania Present
South Africa Present
Zimbabwe Present
Afghanistan Present
China Present
Indonesia Present
Israel Present
India Present
Iraq Present
Iran Present
Jordan Present
Lebanon Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Syria Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected ornamentals

Major Hosts

  • Crataegus L.
  • Cydonia Mill.
  • Ficus L.
  • Hedera L.
  • Laurus L.
  • Pittosporum Banks Ex Soland.
  • Populus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Pyrus L.
  • Rhus L.
  • Salix L.
  • Vitis L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is already present in many areas of Europe and the Mediterranean where its most economically important hosts are found. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU.

Risk Records for this Pest