UK Risk Register Details for Coccotrypes dactyliperda

Common Names

  • button beetle
  • Date stone beetle
  • Palm seed borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Seeds
  • Fruits or vegetables

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

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
Spain See Notes Tenerife
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Portugal See Notes Madeira
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
Oceania
Australia See Notes Outbreak
New Zealand Present
Africa
Algeria Present
Egypt Present
Libya Present
Asia
Israel Present
India Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Arecaceae

Major Hosts

  • Areca catechu L.
  • Chamaedorea elegans Mart.
  • Chamaerops humilis L.
  • Coccothrinax Sarg.
  • Howea belmoreana (C.Moore & F.V.Mueller) Beccari
  • Howea forsteriana (C.Moore & F.V.Mueller) Beccari
  • Hyophorbe Gaertn.
  • Hyphaene Gaertn.
  • Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R.Br. Ex Mart.
  • Phoenix canariensis Hort. Ex Chabaud
  • Phoenix dactylifera L.
  • Phoenix reclinata Jacq.
  • Phoenix sylvestris (= silvestris) (L.) Roxb.
  • Phytelephas macrocarpa Ruiz & Pav.
  • Pritchardia pacifica Seem. & H.Wendl.
  • Ptychosperma Labill.
  • Roystonea regia (H.B.K.) O.F.Cook
  • Sabal Adans.
  • Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassm.
  • Washingtonia filifera (Linden Ex Andre) H.Wendl.
  • Arecaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Beetle pest of palm seeds, unlikely to cause significant damage in the UK.

Risk Records for this Pest