UK Risk Register Details for Epitrix similaris

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Bulbs or tubers

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Prohibition of key pathway

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 10

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 Absent
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present (Limited)

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Solanum tuberosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing

Commission Implementing Decision 2012/270/EU

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against findings. Develop Epitrix contingency plan.

General Comments

Flea beetle pest of potatoes, previously thought to be the Epitrix species present in Spain and Portugal, now confirmed as E. papa. EU emergency measures in place providing protection against the risk of introduction.

Risk Records for this Pest