UK Risk Register Details for Dendroctonus simplex

Common Names

  • Eastern larch beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Wood packaging material

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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 50

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Larix

Major Hosts

  • Larix decidua Mill.
  • Larix laricina (Du Roi) K.Koch
  • Larix kaempferi (Lamb.) Carriere

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EU IIAI (as non-European Scolytinae)

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Pest of larch in North America, causing increasing damage following population build up, linked to warmer winters. Mitigations are in place through regulation of the pest and import restrictions for host plants and products.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Impacts on European species of larch.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest