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UK Risk Register Details for Anoplophora glabripennis

This record was last updated on 24/11/2023

Common Names

  • Asian longhorn beetle
  • Starry sky beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Wood packaging material

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Wood and wood products:
  • Wood packaging material

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 16
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 80

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest. (UK eradication experience)



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Austria Present (Limited) under eradication
Switzerland Present Under eradication.
Italy Present (Limited)
France Present (Limited) under eradication
Germany Present (Limited) under eradication
Belgium Absent Eradicated
Netherlands Absent Eradicated
United Kingdom Absent Eradicated
Finland Absent Eradicated
Montenegro Absent Eradicated
North America
Canada Absent Eradicated
United States Present
Japan Present (Limited) Hyogo, Aichi and Toyama, Saitama and Ibiraki, and Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures (Honshu)
China Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Russia Absent Far East

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Acer L.
  • Acer platanoides L.
  • Acer pseudoplatanus L.
  • Acer saccharinum L.
  • Acer saccharum Marsh.
  • Acer tegmentosum Maxim.
  • Acer truncatum Bunge
  • Aesculus L.
  • Aesculus hippocastanum L.
  • Albizia julibrissin Durazz.
  • Alnus Mill.
  • Betula L.
  • Carpinus L.
  • Cercidiphyllum Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Corylus L.
  • Corylus colurna L.
  • Elaeagnus angustifolia L.
  • Fagus L.
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Koelreuteria Laxm.
  • Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Morus alba L.
  • Platanus L.
  • Populus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus serrulata Lindl.
  • Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd.
  • Salix L.
  • Tilia L.
  • Ulmus L.
  • Fagus sylvatica L.
  • Acer negundo

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

Fera (1996 and updated 1998); Prima Phacie (2010)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

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

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings. Continued awareness raising and surveillance.

General Comments

Recognised threat to a wide range of deciduous trees native to the UK. Single outbreak in the UK confirmed (in 2019) as eradicated. Already regulated, it is a priority for continued surveillance and statutory action. The risk of entry is further mitigated by legislation requiring the monitoring of wooden packaging material originating from China.

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