UK Risk Register Details for Lygus lineolaris

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 Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Bermuda Present
Canada Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Mexico Present
El Salvador Present
United States 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

EU and EPPO Listing

Former EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Polyphagous 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.

Risk Records for this Pest