UK Risk Register Details for Epitrix argentinensis

This record was last updated on 01/05/2020

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)
  • Bulbs or tubers

Common Pathways

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Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

EU prohibition of some pathways

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

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
South America
Argentina Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Solanaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1996)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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General plant health powers apply

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action on findings.

General Comments

Flea beetle pest of potatoes and other solanaceous hosts present in parts of South America. The main pathways for entry are prohibited though secondary pathways will continue to be monitored.

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