UK Risk Register Details for Agrilus auroguttatus

Common Names

  • Goldspotted oak borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Firewood

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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

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] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

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
Mexico Present (Limited)
United States Present (Limited)

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Quercus

Major Hosts

  • Quercus L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action will be taken in response to any finding. The pest will be included in the Sentinal plants project and a watching brief kept, including monitoring developments in North America.

General Comments

Wood boring pest with a preference for red oaks, present in the Southern US and Northern Mexico. The Risk Rating has been applied on a precautionary basis, to reflect uncertainties about any potential risk to white oaks, native in the UK. Mitigations in place for imports of oak from North America. Watching brief and Sentinel planting in North America will help determine if native UK white oaks likely to be at risk.

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