UK Risk Register Details for Choristoneura fumiferana

This record was last updated on 07/01/2021

Common Names

  • eastern spruce budworm
  • Spruce budworm

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
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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest and prohibition of key pathway

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Forestry

Major Hosts

  • Abies alba Miller
  • Abies amabilis (Dougl. Ex Lood) Dougl. Ex Forbes
  • Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.
  • Abies concolor var. concolor (Gord. & Glend.)Lindl. Ex Hild.
  • Abies grandis (D.Don) Lindl.
  • Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.
  • Juniperus L.
  • Larix occidentalis Nutt.
  • Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.
  • Picea engelmannii Parry Ex Engelm.
  • Picea glauca (Moench) Voss
  • Picea mariana (Mill.) Britt., Sterns & Poggenb.
  • Picea pungens Engelm.
  • Picea rubens Sarg.
  • Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.
  • Pinus banksiana Lamb.
  • Pinus contorta Dougl. Ex Loud.
  • Pinus monticola Dougl. Ex D.Don
  • Pinus resinosa Ait./Soland.
  • Pinus strobus L.
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Mirbel) Franco
  • Thuja occidentalis L.
  • Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr.
  • Tsuga heterophylla (Rafin.) Sarg.
  • Tsuga mertensiana (Bong.) Carr.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Coniferous moth pest from North America which appears well mitigated by regulation, including prohibition of host plants from its current distribution.

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