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UK Risk Register Details for Anoplophora chinensis

This record was last updated on 12/04/2022

Common Names

  • Black and white longhorn
  • Citrus longhorn
  • Citrus longhorn beetle
  • Citrus root cerambycid

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
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Cut flowers or branches

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
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 / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Croatia Present (Limited) Under eradication
Türkiye Present (Limited) Under eradication
Italy Present (Limited)
France Present (Limited) Under eradication
Vietnam Present
Taiwan Present
Philippines Present
Myanmar Present
Malaysia Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Japan Present
Indonesia Present
China Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Acer L.
  • Acer palmatum Thunb. Ex Murr.
  • Acer saccharinum L.
  • Aesculus hippocastanum L.
  • Alnus Mill.
  • Betula L.
  • Carpinus L.
  • Casuarina Adans.
  • Citrus limon (Linnaeus) N.L.Burman
  • Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
  • Citrus reticulata Blanco (S. S.)
  • Citrus sinensis (Linnaeus) Osbeck
  • Cornus L.
  • Corylus L.
  • Corylus avellana Linnaeus
  • Corylus maxima Mill.
  • Cotoneaster Ehrh.
  • Crataegus L.
  • Cryptomeria japonica (L.F.) D.Don
  • Fagus L.
  • Ficus L.
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Juglans
  • Lagerstroemia indica L.
  • Litchi chinensis Sonnerat
  • Mallotus philippensis (Lamarck) J. Mueller
  • Malus Mill.
  • Melia azedarach L.
  • Morus L.
  • Platanus L.
  • Platanus occidentalis L.
  • Platanus orientalis L.
  • Populus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus laurocerasus L.
  • Pyrus L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Salix L.
  • Ulmus L.
  • Vaccinium L.
  • Zanthoxylum L.
  • Citrus
  • Lagerstroemia L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

Netherlands (2008)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest, also regulated by emergency measures. EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Longhorn beetle native to Asia which has been introduced to parts of Europe, where there are ongoing eradication and containment efforts. Recognised threat to a wide range of deciduous trees native to the UK. Already regulated, it is a priority for continued surveillance and statutory action.

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