UK Risk Register Details for Euplatypus parallelus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 20/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 20/07/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Non-squared wood

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

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Angola Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Cameroon Present
Gabon Present
Ghana Present
Equatorial Guinea Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Nigeria Present
Seychelles Present
Sierra Leone Present
Senegal Present
Sao Tome and Principe Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Brunei Present
China Present
Indonesia Present
India Present
Cambodia Present
Laos Present
Sri Lanka Present
Malaysia Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Singapore Present
Thailand Present
Central America
Barbados Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Guatemala Present
Cayman Islands Present
Panama Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Broadleaved and coniferous trees

Major Hosts

  • Anacardium occidentale L.
  • Aspidosperma Mart. & Zucc.
  • Astronium graveolens Jacq./Rich.
  • Cecropia Loefl.
  • Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. Ex Dc.
  • Eucalyptus L'Herit.
  • Ficus L.
  • Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. Ex A.Juss.) Muell.Arg.
  • Leguminosae
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Metopium P.Br.
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Pinus L.
  • Pterocarpus indicus Willd.
  • Spondias purpurea L.
  • Euphorbiaceae (family)
  • Oleaceae (family)
  • Arecaceae (family)
  • Pinaceae (family)
  • Nyctaginaceae (family)
  • Polygonaceae (family)
  • Bignoniaceae (Family) Juss., 1789

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved & Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

Turkey (2015)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated quarantine pest (as Scolytidae spp. (non-European)

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action in line with legislation

General Comments

Regulated neotropcial ambrosia beetle which has now spread into many warmer parts of the world. Unlikely to be able to establish and cause damage in the UK.