UK Risk Register Details for Microtheca ochroloma

Common Names

  • Leaf beetle, yellowmargined
  • Yellow margined leaf beetle

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

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Brassicaceae

Major Hosts

  • Brassica chinensis L.
  • Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
  • Brassica oleracea var. acephala L.
  • Brassica rapa ssp. rapa L.
  • Brassica rapa x pekinensis
  • Nasturtium officinale R.Br.
  • Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.
  • Brassicaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2002)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

Check host species susceptability, in particular oil seed rape. Assess economic impact on different (i.e. Organic) sectors.

General Comments

American pest of brassica crops, appears to be little likelihood of significant impacts if introduced to UK, but threat to oil seed rape needs to be assessed as does risk to organic producers.

Risk Records for this Pest