UK Risk Register Details for Lygus lineolaris

This record was last updated on 14/05/2020

Common Names

  • Plant bug, tarnished
  • Tarnished plant bug

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] 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

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated 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

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
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
Central America
Bermuda Present
El Salvador Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Outdoor plants and trees

Major Hosts

  • Amaranthus L.
  • Apium graveolens L.
  • Brassica L.
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Medicago sativa L.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Pinus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Trifolium L.
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved & Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Former EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Polyphagous hemipteran bug from north and central America, which could potentially cause damage to a range of important UK crop and tree species if introduced. A PRA will help to assess the level of risk in more detail.

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