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UK Risk Register Details for Cephalcia lariciphila

This record was last updated on 24/01/2023

Common Names

  • European web-spinning larch sawfly

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
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated protected zone quarantine pest (Northern Ireland)



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Czech Republic Present
Denmark Present
France Present
Germany Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Sweden Present
Japan Present
Russia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hymenoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Larix Mill.
  • Larix decidua Mill.
  • Larix kaempferi (Lamb.) Carriere
  • Larix sibirica (Muenchh.) Ledeb.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated protected zone quarantine pest (Northern Ireland)

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action in Northern Ireland.

General Comments

Sawfly pest of larch. Present in some parts of the UK, with pest free areas in place for other regions. These regulations mitigate against entry to parts of the UK where the pest is absent.

Risk Records for this Pest