UK Risk Register Details for Scolytus morawitzi

Common Names

  • Morawitz’s bark beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Non-squared wood

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] 2
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
Russia Present
Asia
China Present
Mongolia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Larix

Major Hosts

  • Larix sibirica (Muenchh.) Ledeb.
  • Larix gmelinii
  • Larix maritima Sukacz

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2000), UK (2014)

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action on findings. Will pursue update of EU regulation.

General Comments

Pest of larch, from Russia and Mongolia, EU regulation of larch mitigates risk to a certain extent but this still presents a potential risk as unsquared wood is not controlled and the pest is present in the European part of Russia.

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