UK Risk Register Details for Anoplophora glabripennis

Common Names

  • Asian longhorn beetle
  • Starry sky beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • 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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 16
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 80

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest, ) ,(UK eradication experience



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Austria Present (Limited) under eradication
Switzerland See Notes under eradication
Germany See Notes under eradication
Finland See Notes under eradication
France See Notes under eradication
United Kingdom Absent Eradicated
Italy Present (Limited) under eradication
North America Present
Canada Present
United States Present
Asia Present
China Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Acer L.
  • Aesculus L.
  • Alnus Mill.
  • Betula L.
  • Carpinus L.
  • Corylus L.
  • Fagus L.
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Platanus L.
  • Populus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Salix L.
  • Ulmus L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

Fera (1996); Prima Phacie (2010)

EU and EPPO Listing


Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings. Continued awareness raising and surveillance.

General Comments

Recognised threat to a wide range of deciduous trees native to the UK. Single outbreak in the UK confirmed (in 2019) as eradicated. Already regulated, it is a priority for continued surveillance and statutory action. The risk of entry is further mitigated by EU legislation requiring the monitoring of wooden packaging material originating from China.

Risk Records for this Pest