UK Risk Register Details for Neodiprion abietis

Common Names

  • Balsam fir, sawfly
  • Spruce, sawfly

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Cut flowers or branches
  • Hitchhiking

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] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Prohibition of key pathway

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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 (Hymenoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Abies, Picea

Major Hosts

  • Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.
  • Picea glauca (Moench) Voss
  • Picea mariana (Mill.) Britt., Sterns & Poggenb.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

Netherlands Quick Scan (2017)

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action on findings

General Comments

North American pest of coniferous hosts which can lead to significant damage in outbreak years. Most pathways for entry are controlled by regulation but recently intercepted by the Netherlands on green plant material for floristry.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Suitability of UK hosts

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest