UK Risk Register Details for Acanthococcus pohutukawa

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 22/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 22/04/2020

Common Names

  • Pohutukawa Felt Scale

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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 Present (Limited) Isles of Scilly
Oceania
New Zealand Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Metrosideros excelsa

Major Hosts

  • Metrosideros excelsa Soland. Ex Gaertn.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Scale insect pest of New Zealand Christmas trees (pohutukawa) with a single finding in the UK, unlikely to pose a wider threat due to limited prospects for establishment.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

How widely the hosts are grown in the UK

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution