UK Risk Register Details for Epitrix cucumeris

Common Names

  • Potato flea 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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest, surveys



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



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



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Spain Present under eradication
United Kingdom Absent
Portugal Present
North America
Canada Present
Costa Rica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Jamaica Present
Mexico Present
Nicaragua Present
Puerto Rico Present
United States Present
South America
Bolivia Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Venezuela Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Solanum tuberosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing

Commission Implementing Decision 2012/270/EU, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings. Develop Epitrix contingency plan.

General Comments

Flea beetle pest of potatoes. EU emergency measures in place with supplementary national actions providing protection against the risk of introduction.

Risk Records for this Pest