UK Risk Register Details for Xylosandrus compactus

Common Names

  • Black coffee twig borer
  • Black twig borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
France Present (Limited)
United Kingdom Absent
Italy Present (Limited)
North America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Cuba Present
Puerto Rico Present
United States Present (Limited)
British Virgin Islands Present
South America
Brazil Present (Limited)
Fiji Present
New Caledonia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Solomon Islands Present
Samoa Present
Benin Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Central African Republic Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Cameroon Present
Gabon Present
Ghana Present
Guinea Present
Guinea-Bissau Present
Kenya Present
Comoros Present
Liberia Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritania Present
Mauritius Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Seychelles Present
Sierra Leone Present
Senegal Present
Togo Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Zimbabwe Present
China Present
Indonesia Present
India Present
Japan Present
Cambodia Present
Laos Present
Sri Lanka Present
Myanmar Present
Malaysia Present
Philippines Present
Singapore Present
Thailand Present
Taiwan Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
  • Ceratonia siliqua L.
  • Coffea L.
  • Coffea arabica L.
  • Cornus L.
  • Dalbergia L.F.
  • Laurus nobilis L.
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Quercus ilex L.
  • Swietenia macrophylla King
  • Theobroma cacao L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved & Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Ambrosia beetle native to Asia but now present elsewhere, including Italy. EU regulated on certain plants and wood from outside the EU, and statutory action will be taken against all findings on a precautionary basis.

Risk Records for this Pest