UK Risk Register Details for Epicauta (Epicauta) monachica

This record was last updated on 20/07/2020

Common Names

  • Blister beetle

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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

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Key mitigation for pest

Prohibition of key pathway

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

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
South America
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Amaranthus L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Cichorium endivia Linnaeus
  • Gossypium L.
  • Helianthus L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Medicago sativa L.
  • Nicotiana Linnaeus
  • Portulaca L.
  • Solanum L.
  • Solanum dulcamara L.
  • Solanum elaeagnifolium Cavara
  • Solanum tuberosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1996)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

No current Actions Indicated

General Comments

South American blister beetle, affecting solanaceous crops which (as plants for planting) are prohibited from entering the UK.

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