UK Risk Register Details for Microtheca ochroloma

Common Names

  • Leaf beetle, yellowmargined
  • Yellow margined leaf beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Fruits or vegetables

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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

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
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Uruguay Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Brassicaceae

Major Hosts

  • Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
  • Brassica oleracea var. acephala L.
  • Brassica rapa ssp. rapa L.
  • Brassica rapa x pekinensis
  • Nasturtium officinale R.Br.
  • Raphanus sativus Linnaeus
  • Sinapis alba L.
  • Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.
  • Brassicaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2002)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against interceptions and outbreaks

General Comments

Beetle pest of brassica crops, present in the Americas. Could potentially be damaging if introduced to the UK, particularly for organic crops, and statutory action would be taken against findings.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Whether the UK climate is suitable for the beetle or not.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest