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UK Risk Register Details for Hyalesthes obsoletus

This record was last updated on 13/08/2021

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced with the pathogen

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Hitchhiking

Common Pathways

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

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
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



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Luxembourg Present
Republic of North Macedonia Present
Montenegro Present
Serbia Present
Slovenia Present
Spain Present
Switzerland Present
Austria Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Bulgaria Present
Czech Republic Present
France Present
Germany Present
Turkey Present
United Kingdom Absent
Azerbaijan Present
Lebanon Present
Georgia Present
Iran Present
Israel Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Vitis, Solanum tuberosum, Solanum lycopersicum

Major Hosts

  • Ambrosia artemisiifolia Linnaeus
  • Artemisia vulgaris L.
  • Calystegia sepium (L.) R.Br.
  • Cardaria draba (Linnaeus) Desvaux
  • Convolvulus arvensis Linnaeus
  • Galium verum L.
  • Lavandula angustifolia Mill.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Olea europaea Linnaeus
  • Plantago sempervirens Crantz
  • Ranunculus bulbosus L.
  • Salvia sclarea L.
  • Satureja L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Tanacetum vulgare Linnaeus
  • Urtica dioica L.
  • Vitex agnus-castus L.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK PRA (2014) [on 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani']

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action

General Comments

Planthopper which can vector the pathogen causing Potato stolbur disease. Planthopper present elsewhere in Europe and increasing its range due to a new a nettle-preferring race. Main breeding hosts are not traded as planting material, but some minor hosts (e.g. Lavender) are.

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