UK Risk Register Details for Planococcus vovae

Common Names

  • Nassonov's mealybug

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] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Austria Present
Bulgaria Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Unknown
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Luxembourg Present
Malta Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Russia Present
Sweden Present
Slovenia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Morocco Present
Afghanistan Present
Armenia Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Israel Present
Iran Present
Tajikistan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Cupressus L.
  • Cupressus sempervirens var. sempervirens L.
  • Juniperus L.
  • Juniperus communis ssp. communis L.
  • Juniperus oxycedrus ssp oxycedrus L.
  • Thuja L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against interceptions

General Comments

Mealybug pest of cypress and juniper present in parts of Europe and beyond. Unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health, but statutory action would be taken against interceptions on a precautionary basis.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Whether northern populations (including the UK) are transient or established.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest