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UK Risk Register Details for Diabrotica balteata

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 16/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 16/07/2020

Common Names

  • Banded cucumber beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Cut flowers or branches
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Soil/growing medium

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated 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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



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
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present (Limited)
South America Present
Colombia Present
Venezuela Present
Central America
Belize Present
Costa Rica Present
El Salvador Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Cuba Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total outdoor production

Major Hosts

  • Allium porrum L.
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Avena sativa L.
  • Begonia L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Brassica rapa L. em. Metzg.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Citrus sinensis (Linnaeus) Osbeck
  • Crataegus monogyna Jacq. em. Lindm.
  • Crotalaria spectabilis Roth
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita maxima Duch.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P.Beauv.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linnaeus
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Humulus lupulus L.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Lepidium sativum L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Manihot esculenta Crantz
  • Mentha piperita (M. x piperita) var. citrata L.
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Phaseolus L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sorghum Moench
  • Stellaria media (L.) Vill./Cyr.
  • Triticum aestivum L.
  • Urtica urens L.
  • Vicia faba L.
  • Vitis vinifera L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Brassicaceae (family)
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2002), UK (2014)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action.

General Comments

Beetle pest of fruit and vegetables in the US and Central America with little likelihood of introduction or damage to the UK

Risk Records for this Pest