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Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 21/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 08/12/2020

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

Prohibition on planting material of solanaceous 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 / Territory Status Notes
Europe
Italy Present (Limited)
United Kingdom Absent
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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