UK Risk Register Details for Igutettix oculatus

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 21/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 21/04/2020

Common Names

  • lilac leafhopper

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Estonia Present
Finland Present
Latvia Present
Lithuania Present
Belarus Present
Russia Present
Japan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Syringa spp., Ligustrum vulgare, Fraxinus excelsior

Major Hosts

  • Fraxinus excelsior L.
  • Ligustrum vulgare L.
  • Syringa henryi (S. x henryi) Schneid.
  • Syringa josikaea Jacq.F. Ex Reichb.
  • Syringa persica (S. x persica) L.
  • Syringa reticulata var. mandschurica (Blume) Hara (Maxim.) Hara
  • Syringa vulgaris L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings. Review its potential as a vector.

General Comments

Asian leafhopper now spreading in European Russia and other Eastern European countries. Causes mainly cosmetic damage, on lilac species, privet and ash.

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