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UK Risk Register Details for Crisicoccus pini

This record was last updated on 28/11/2023

Common Names

  • Kuwana pine mealybug

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] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
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

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain). Prohibition of key pathway, pest listed in bonsai derogogation



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Monaco Unknown Past reports of pest, unclear if still present.
United Kingdom Absent
Italy Present
North America
United States Present (Limited)
Taiwan Present
South Korea Present
Russia Present (Limited) Recorded in parts of Eastern Asian Russia
China Present
Japan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Abies Miller
  • Pinus coulteri D.Don
  • Pinus densiflora Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Pinus halepensis Mill.
  • Pinus koraiensis Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Pinus massoniana Lamb.
  • Pinus nigra Arnold
  • Pinus parviflora Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Pinus pinaster Soland In Ait.
  • Pinus pinea L.
  • Pinus radiata D.Don
  • Pinus tabulaeformis Carriere
  • Pinus thunbergii Parl.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain). EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action in Great Britain, and against findings on plants imported under the Japanese bonsai derogation

General Comments

Mealybug pest of pines, present in Northern Italy, as well as other areas outside Europe. Importers and traders of ornamental pine should source their plants carefully and may wish to monitor for its presence.

Risk Records for this Pest