UK Risk Register Details for Dendroctonus micans

This record was last updated on 20/04/2020

Common Names

  • European spruce beetle
  • Large spruce beetle

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated pest free area pest. Co-ordinated forestry management.



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Austria Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Denmark Present
Estonia Present
Finland Present
France Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Luxembourg Present
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Romania Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present
Sweden Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
Asia Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Japan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Abies Miller
  • Coniferous trees
  • Larix Mill.
  • Larix decidua Mill.
  • Picea A.Dietr.
  • Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.
  • Picea orientalis (L.) Link
  • Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.
  • Pinus L.
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus
  • Pseudotsuga Carr.
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Mirbel) Franco

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated pest free area pest (Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and other parts of Europe)

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings in protected zones

General Comments

Damaging beetle pest of spruce, less often affecting pine. Established in England, spreading in Scotland. There is a Forestry management scheme in place to reduce impacts in Great Britain. There is a regulated pest free area status for some parts of the UK which mitigates against the risk of entry to those areas which remain free.

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