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UK Risk Register Details for Glycaspis brimblecombei

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 23/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 18/03/2021

Common Names

  • Red gum lerp psyllid

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
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Cut flowers or branches

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
France Present
Greece Present
Italy Present
Montenegro Present
Portugal Present
Spain Present
Türkiye Present
Malta Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Uruguay Present
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
New Zealand Present
Australia Present
Algeria Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Reunion Present
Rwanda Present
South Africa Present
Tunisia Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Israel Present
Syria Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Eucalyptus L'Herit.
  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.
  • Eucalyptus diversicolor F.V.Muell.
  • Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
  • Eucalyptus lehmannii Preiss./(Schau.) Benth.
  • Eucalyptus nicholii Maiden & Blakely
  • Eucalyptus nitens Maiden
  • Eucalyptus sideroxylon A.Cunn Ex Woolls
  • Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Psyllid pest of eucalyptus, present in a number of European countries, but unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.