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UK Risk Register Details for Erthesina fullo

Please note: there are high levels of uncertainty associated with the risk scores for this pest.

This record was last updated on 21/03/2022

Common Names

  • Yellow-spotted stink bug

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Hitchhiking

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Wood packaging material
  • Passengers
  • Hitchhiking

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Contaminating pest, so mitigations are difficult



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Albania Present (Limited)
United Kingdom Absent
South America
Brazil Present (Limited)
Bangladesh Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Japan Present
Myanmar Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Ornamental, fruit, and timber trees

Major Hosts

  • Actinidia chinensis Planch.
  • Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle
  • Albizia julibrissin Durazz.
  • Aleurites fordii Hemsl. In Hook.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) Vent.
  • Castanea mollissima Blume
  • Citrus maxima (Burman) Merrill
  • Citrus medica Linnaeus
  • Crataegus L.
  • Cydonia oblonga Mill.
  • Dimocarpus longan Lour.
  • Diospyros L.
  • Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
  • Ficus carica L.
  • Firmiana platanifolia (L.F.) Schott & Endl.
  • Forsythia Vahl
  • Inga Mill.
  • Ligustrum lucidum Ait.
  • Macadamia ternifolia F.V.Muell.
  • Malus Mill.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides Miki Ex Cheng & Hu
  • Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Steud.
  • Platanus L.
  • Populus nigra L.
  • Populus tomentosa Carr.
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus mume Sieb. & Zucc.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Psidium guajava L.
  • Pterocarya stenoptera C.Dc.
  • Punica granatum L.
  • Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd.
  • Ricinus communis L.
  • Robinia pseudoacacia L.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Salix babylonica L.
  • Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.
  • Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L.M.Perry
  • Tilia cordata Mill.
  • Trifolium repens L.
  • Ulmus pumila L.
  • Vitis L.
  • Ziziphus jujuba Mill.
  • Fraxinus chinensis Roxb.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

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. Management by industry

General Comments

Yellow spotted stink bug is a pest of fruit and ornamentals in its home range, and has established in Albania. Awareness needs to be maintained due to the risk of entry as a contaminating pest (also known as hitchhiker). Monitoring of the situation in countries where it is known to be present will continue.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Climatic suitability of the UK


Current distribution






UK distribution

Risk Records for this Pest