UK Risk Register Details for Elasmopalpus lignosellus

Common Names

  • Cornstalk, borer, lesser

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

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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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

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
Barbados Present
Bermuda Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Guatemala Present
Jamaica Present
Mexico Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
El Salvador Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Paraguay Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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cereal, legume and tree seedling crops

Major Hosts

  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Avena sativa L.
  • Brassica rapa ssp. rapa L.
  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Cornus florida L.
  • Cyperus esculentus L.
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Juniperus silicicola (Small) Bailey
  • Linum usitatissimum L.
  • Nyssa sylvatica Marshall
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Pinus L.
  • Platanus occidentalis L.
  • Robinia pseudoacacia L.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Triticum L.
  • Vigna Savi
  • Zea mays L.
  • Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved & Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action on interceptions and outbreaks

General Comments

Serious pest of cereal and legume crops in the Americas which has also been known to cause damage to seedlings of both broadleaved and coniferous nursery trees. A PRA will help to better assess the threat to the UK

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Limited impact information for wild hosts

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

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