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Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 22/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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