UK Risk Register Details for Megaplatypus mutatus

This record was last updated on 11/05/2020

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] 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

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

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

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
Italy Present
South America
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
French Guiana Present
Paraguay Present
Peru Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Acacia Miller
  • Acer L.
  • Ailanthus Desf.
  • Castanea Mill.
  • Corylus L.
  • Eucalyptus L'Herit.
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Juglans
  • Laurus nobilis L.
  • Ligustrum L.
  • Liquidambar L.
  • Magnolia grandiflora L.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Melia L.
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Pinus L.
  • Platanus L.
  • Populus L.
  • Populus deltoides Bartr. Ex Marsh.
  • Populus x canadensis Moench
  • Prunus pensylvanica L.F.
  • Pyrus communis L.
  • Quercus L.
  • Robinia pseudoacacia L.
  • Salix L.
  • Taxodium L.C.Rich.
  • Tilia L.
  • Ulmus L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2007), UK (2014)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

American beetle pest of deciduous species with an outbreak in Italy, potentially damaging to UK if introduced.

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