UK Risk Register Details for Popillia japonica

Common Names

  • Japanese 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] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

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
Switzerland Present (Limited) under eradication
United Kingdom Absent
Italy Present (Limited)
Portugal See Notes Azores
Russia Present (Limited) Kunashir Island
North America Present
Canada Present
United States Present
Asia Present
Japan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Acer L.
  • Aesculus L.
  • Asparagus officinalis L.
  • Castanea Mill.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Juglans
  • Malus Mill.
  • Platanus L.
  • Populus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Rubus L.
  • Salix L.
  • Tilia L.
  • Ulmus L.
  • Vitis L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Rheum x hybridum Murray

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2015)

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAII , Commission Decisions 2002/887/EC and 2002/449/EC, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings. Awareness raising.

General Comments

Polyphagous beetle, causing extensive damage in US, with a significant outbreak confirmed in northern Italy in 2014. Already listed in EU legislation, but stakeholders may wish to monitor for possible presence. Work with EPPO and European partners to develop measures in the event of an outbreak.

Risk Records for this Pest