UK Risk Register Details for Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Common Names

  • Colorado beetle
  • Colorado potato beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Hitchhiking

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest: Protected Zone for UK



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Andorra Present
Albania Present
Austria Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Belarus Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Estonia Present
Spain Present
Finland Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Luxembourg Present
Latvia Present
Moldova Present
Macedonia Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
North America
Canada Present
Cuba Present
Guatemala Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
Armenia Present
Azerbaijan Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Iraq Present
Iran Present
Kyrgyzstan Present
Kazakhstan Present
Tajikistan Present
Turkmenistan Present
Uzbekistan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

UK protected zone, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings. Contingency plan needed to include avalibility of pesticides. Awareness of younger people to be tested through social research.

General Comments

Protected Zone status for this pest has successfully mitigated the risk of entry and establishment for many years. Outbreak preparedness needs to be reviewed including availability of pesticides and general public awareness, particularly in younger generations.

Risk Records for this Pest