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UK Risk Register Details for Epitrix tuberis

This record was last updated on 07/01/2021

Common Names

  • Tuber flea 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
  • Bulbs or tubers
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Soil/growing medium

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
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 quarantine pest (Great Britain). Prohibition of some pathways.

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
South America
Ecuador Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Lycium L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana alata Link & Otto
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Petunia Juss.
  • Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii L.
  • Physalis lanceolata Michx.
  • Physalis pruinosa L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Solanaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2011)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (Great Britain). EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Flea beetle pest of potatoes and other solanaceous hosts present in the Americas. The main pathways for entry are prohibited though secondary pathways will continue to be monitored.

Risk Records for this Pest