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UK Risk Register Details for Euzophera semifuneralis

This record was last updated on 23/07/2020

Common Names

  • Plum, borer, American

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
  • Bark
  • Roundwood of oak with bark present

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

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] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Turkey Present
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Colombia Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Rosaceae fruit trees (Prunus, Malus, Pyrus)

Major Hosts

  • Carya Nutt.
  • Carya illinoinensis K.Koch
  • Diospyros virginiana L.
  • Ginkgo biloba L.
  • Juglans microcarpa Berlandier
  • Juglans nigra L.
  • Liquidambar styraciflua L.
  • Malus Mill.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Morus L.
  • Morus alba L.
  • Olea europaea Linnaeus
  • Platanus occidentalis L.
  • Platanus x acerifolia (Aiton) Willdenow
  • Populus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus cerasus L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Punica granatum L.
  • Pyrus communis L.
  • Quercus palustris Muenchh./Du Roi
  • Quercus virginiana Mill.
  • Salix L.
  • Sorbus americana Marsh.
  • Tilia L.
  • Ulmus L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Gossypium hirsutum

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

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


Statutory action against interceptions.

General Comments

Moth pest of Prunus, native to North America, which would be damaging if introduced to the UK. Statutory action would be taken against any interceptions and a PRA will help better assess the level of risk to the UK.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Pest status on particular hosts and changing harvesting practices in UK orchards.


Current distribution






UK distribution

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