UK Risk Register Details for Scolytus morawitzi

This record was last updated on 14/03/2022

Common Names

  • Morawitz’s bark beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Non-squared wood

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Non-squared wood
  • Squared wood
  • Bark
  • Wood packaging material
  • Hitchhiking

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

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
Russia Present
Asia
China Present
Mongolia Present
Russia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Larix

Major Hosts

  • Larix Mill.
  • Larix sibirica (Muenchh.) Ledeb.
  • Larix gmelinii
  • Larix maritima Sukacz

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2000), UK (2014)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (Great Britain). Regulated quarantine pest (as Scolytidae spp. (non European)) in Northern Ireland. EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Beetle pest of larch, from Russia and Mongolia, regulation of larch mitigates risk to a certain extent. In Great Britain, the risk is further mitigated by the control of unsquared wood from the European part of Russia.

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