UK Risk Register Details for Hylesia nigricans

This record was last updated on 09/06/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Hitchhiking

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] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

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] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

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
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Uruguay Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Acacia Miller
  • Acer L.
  • Campomanesia Ruiz & Pav.
  • Carpinus betulus L.
  • Carya illinoinensis K.Koch
  • Cydonia oblonga Mill.
  • Eucalyptus L'Herit.
  • Ilex paraguariensis St.-Hil.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Malus sylvestris subsp. sylvestris (Linnaeus) Miller
  • Nectandra Roland. Ex Roxb.
  • Ocotea Aubl.
  • Platanus L.
  • Populus alba L.
  • Populus deltoides Bartr. Ex Marsh.
  • Populus nigra L.
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Pyrus pyraster Burgsd.
  • Quercus robur L.
  • Salix babylonica L.
  • Salix chilensis Mol.
  • Tibouchina Aubl.
  • Tipuana tipu (Benth.) O.Kuntze

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

South American moth which could be damaging to broadleaf species if introduced to the UK, as well as having human health impacts. The main pathway is likely to be goods (including non-plant material) imported from South America and awareness raising with the main industry sectors is recommended.

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