UK Risk Register Details for Dendrolimus sibiricus

Common Names

  • larch caterpillar
  • Siberian conifer silk moth
  • Siberian silk moth

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Non-squared wood

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] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 20
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 100

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 50

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
Russia Present (Limited)
Asia Present
China Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Kazakhstan Present
Mongolia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Forestry

Major Hosts

  • Abies nephrolepis (Trautv.) Maxim.
  • Abies sibirica Ledeb.
  • Larix sibirica (Muenchh.) Ledeb.
  • Picea jezoensis var. jezoensis (Sieb. & Zucc.) Carr.
  • Picea obovata Ledeb.
  • Pinus koraiensis Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Pinus sibirica Du Tour
  • Larix gmelinii

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2000)

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAI , EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Contingency plan needed to prepare for possibility of introduction by natural spread.

General Comments

Serious pest of coniferous forests in Russia. Natural spread may eventually lead to introduction in the UK. In the interim measures should be taken to prevent introduction and to prepare industry for arrival.

Risk Records for this Pest