UK Risk Register Details for Euwallacea kuroshio

This record was last updated on 12/01/2021

Common Names

  • Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Wood packaging material

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

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

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

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 Absent
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
Asia
Indonesia Present
Japan Present
Taiwan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Alnus Mill.
  • Ambrosia L.
  • Baccharis L.
  • Cassia L.
  • Eucalyptus L'Herit.
  • Ficus L.
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Juglans
  • Liquidambar L.
  • Magnolia L.
  • Nicotiana Linnaeus
  • Persea Mill.
  • Platanus L.
  • Populus L.
  • Pterocarya Kunth
  • Quercus L.
  • Ricinus L.
  • Salix L.
  • Sambucus L.
  • Schinus L.
  • Tamarix L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2015) - NB before taxonomy of the species group was revised and clarified

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain) (as Euwallacea fornicatus sensu lato). Quarantine pest (as non-European Scolytidae spp.)

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

A disease complex involving an ambrosia beetle and fungus, native to Asia and Oceania but now invasive in other countries. The UK climate is likely to be a limiting factor regarding establishment. Watching brief needed for any pest spread into areas with cooler climates.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Repeated taxonomic revisions for the species group mean that older data often cannot be unambiguously assigned to a species.

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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