UK Risk Register Details for Ceroplastes rubens

Common Names

  • pink wax scale
  • red was scale
  • ruby wax scale

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

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 (12) See Notes 12 countries in the Carribbean
Oceania (18) Present
Africa (5) Present
Asia (14) Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Botanical collections or specialists

Major Hosts

  • Acacia Miller
  • Acer L.
  • Aglaonema Schott
  • Anthurium Schott.
  • Aralia L.
  • Buxus L.
  • Camellia L.
  • Crataegus L.
  • Cycas L.
  • Cydonia Mill.
  • Dieffenbachia Schott
  • Euonymus L.
  • Euphorbia L.
  • Fatsia Decne. & Planch.
  • Ficus L.
  • Hedera L.
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Ilex L.
  • Laurus L.
  • Ligustrum L.
  • Magnolia L.
  • Malus Mill.
  • Monstera Adans.
  • Morus L.
  • Nerium L.
  • Olea L
  • Pittosporum Banks Ex Soland.
  • Prunus L.
  • Pyrus L.
  • Rhododendron L.
  • Rhus L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Schefflera J.R. & G.Forst.
  • Spiraea L.
  • Viburnum L.
  • Wisteria Nutt.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU, as it is an economic pest of citrus.

Risk Records for this Pest