UK Risk Register Details for Cinara curvipes

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This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 16/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 16/07/2020

Common Names

  • Balsam fir aphid
  • Puceron du sapin (French)

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

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] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Serbia Present
Slovakia Present
Switzerland Present
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
Slovenia Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Abies Miller
  • Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.
  • Abies concolor var. concolor (Gord. & Glend.)Lindl. Ex Hild.
  • Abies grandis (D.Don) Lindl.
  • Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.
  • Abies magnifica A.Murr.
  • Abies procera Rehder
  • Abies religiosa (H.B.K.) Schlecht.
  • Cedrus atlantica (Endl.) Manetti Ex Carr.
  • Cedrus deodara (D.Don) G.Don Ex Loud.
  • Juniperus L.
  • Picea engelmannii Parry Ex Engelm.
  • Picea glauca (Moench) Voss
  • Pinus contorta Dougl. Ex Loud.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1999)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action. Management by industry.

General Comments

North American aphid pest of various conifers. Findings confirmed in the UK and also in a number of other European countries. Damage appears to be mainly cosmetic but industry e.g. Christmas tree producers may wish to be aware and take action in response to findings.

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