UK Risk Register Details for Diabrotica speciosa

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 16/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 16/07/2020

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

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total outdoor production

Major Hosts

  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Brassica napus ssp. napus L.
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Cucurbita maxima Duch.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Triticum aestivum L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2014), EPPO (2000)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Polyphagous leaf beetle pest which damages maize yields in South America, but is unlikely to reach damaging levels if introduced to the UK due to the cooler climate here.

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