UK Risk Register Details for Ips amitinus

Common Names

  • Eight-toothed spruce bark beetle
  • Small spruce bark beetle

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)
  • Non-squared wood
  • Wood packaging material

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] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest: Protected Zone for UK



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 4
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



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Austria Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Estonia Present
Finland Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Montenegro Present
Macedonia Present
Poland Present
Romania Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present
Sweden Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
Ukraine Present
Tunisia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

'UK (1999), EPPO PRA'

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IIB , PZ UK, EPPO Formerly A1/A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings. Surveys in line with protected zone requirements.

General Comments

EU regulated pest of Abies, Picea, Pinus. UK has PZ Status that appears to be effectively mitigating the risk of entry.

Risk Records for this Pest