UK Risk Register Details for Rusticoclytus rusticus

This record was last updated on 12/08/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Wood packaging material

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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

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Key mitigation for pest

ISPM 15 regulations on wood packaging material



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Albania Present
Austria Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Belarus Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Denmark Present
Estonia Present
Spain Present
Finland Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Latvia Present
Moldova Present
Macedonia Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Romania Present
Russia Present
Sweden Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
Egypt Present
Morocco Present
Armenia Present
Azerbaijan Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Israel Present
Iraq Present
Iran Present
Jordan Present
Japan Present
Kazakhstan Present
Lebanon Present
Mongolia Present
Syria Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Acer L.
  • Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.
  • Alnus japonica (Thunb.) Steud.
  • Betula L.
  • Betula ermanii Cham.
  • Betula platyphylla var. japonica Sukatchev
  • Castanea Mill.
  • Fagus L.
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Populus L.
  • Populus deltoides Bartr. Ex Marsh.
  • Populus maximowiczii Henry
  • Populus nigra L.
  • Populus sieboldii Miq.
  • Populus simonii Carr.
  • Populus suaveolens Fisch.
  • Populus tremula L.
  • Quercus L.
  • Quercus acutissima Carruth.
  • Salix L.
  • Sorbus L.
  • Tilia L.
  • Ulmus L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action to be taken against findings.

General Comments

Polyphagous longhorn beetle pest of deciduous trees, widely recorded across Europe and Asia. Limited impacts in Europe but is a damaging pest of poplar in parts of China.

Further Information


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Key uncertainty for pest

What factors led to the impacts on Populus in China.


Current distribution






UK distribution

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