UK Risk Register Details for Diabrotica speciosa

Common Names

  • Cucurbit Beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Hitchhiking

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 5
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

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

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
Costa Rica Present
Panama Present
South America
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Peru Present
Paraguay Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total outdoor production

Major Hosts

  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Triticum aestivum L.
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2014) EPPO (2000)

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Polyphagous pest which damages maize yields in South America, but is unlikely to reach damaging levels if introduced to the UK. MS in Southern EU may wish to consider whether the level of risk is sufficient to warrant EU listing.

Risk Records for this Pest