UK Risk Register Details for Polygraphus proximus

Common Names

  • Sakhalin fir bark beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Non-squared wood
  • Wood packaging material (with bark)

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] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 25
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest, and prohibition of key pathway

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

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
Russia Present
Asia
China Present
Japan Present
North Korea Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Abies

Major Hosts

  • Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.
  • Abies firma Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Abies holophylla Maxim.
  • Abies mariesii Mast.
  • Abies nephrolepis (Trautv.) Maxim.
  • Abies sachalinensis (Fr.Schm.) Mast.
  • Abies sibirica Ledeb.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2014)

EU and EPPO Listing

ECIIAI (as non-European Scolytinae), EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Pest of firs spreading in Russia causing damage particularly outside its native range. Main pathway is prohibited but strengthened EU requirements should be considered on the basis of an EPPO PRA.

Risk Records for this Pest