UK Risk Register Details for Platypus apicalis

Please note: there are high levels of uncertainty associated with the risk scores for this pest.

This record was last updated on 08/07/2021

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)

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulation/prohibition of some hosts; pest listed in plant health legislation

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

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
Oceania
New Zealand Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Foresty Timber

Major Hosts

  • Acer pseudoplatanus L.
  • Agathis australis Hort. Ex Lindl./(D.Don) Salisb.
  • Brachyglottis J.R. & G. Forst.
  • Castanea sativa Mill.
  • Cordyline australis (Forster F.) Hooker F./Endlicher
  • Dacrydium cupressinum Soland. Ex Lamb.
  • Elaeocarpus L.
  • Nothofagus Blume
  • Nothofagus fusca (Hook.F.) Oerst.
  • Nothofagus menziesii (Hook.F.) Oerst.
  • Nothofagus solandrii (Hook.F.) Oerst.
  • Pinus L.
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Mirbel) Franco
  • Salix babylonica L.
  • Weinmannia racemosa L.F.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved & Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Listed in plant health legislation

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action on interceptions and outbreaks

General Comments

Ambrosia beetle limited to New Zealand which tunnels through the sapwood of live and felled tree hosts causing reductions in timber quality. The beetle also introduces a pathogen which can cause mortality in living hosts.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Host range and whether the pest can complete its lifecycle within certain hosts.

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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