UK Risk Register Details for Lema bilineata

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 21/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 21/04/2020

Common Names

  • Tobacco slug

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Annex III prohibition on hosts

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 4

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
Italy Present (Limited)
South America Present
Argentina Present
Chile Present
Oceania
Australia Present
Africa
South Africa Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Ornamental Solanaceae

Major Hosts

  • Atropa belladonna L.
  • Datura ferox L.
  • Datura stramonium L.
  • Datura stramonium var. tatula L.
  • Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn./Pers.
  • Nicotiana glauca Graham
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Physalis lobata Torr.
  • Physalis minima L.
  • Physalis peruviana L.
  • Physalis viscosa L.
  • Salpichroa origanifolia (Lam.) Baill./Thell.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against interceptions and outbreaks.

General Comments

Leaf beetle whose main host is tobacco and which is unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

How Lema bilineata was introduced to Italy and Australia.

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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