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UK Risk Register Details for Heteronychus arator

This record was last updated on 13/08/2021

Common Names

  • Beetle, African black
  • Beetle, black maize
  • Black maize beetle

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Soil/growing medium

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

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
Oceania
Australia Present Including Norfolk Island
New Zealand Present
Africa
Angola Present
Botswana Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Lesotho Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mozambique Present
Namibia Present
Zambia Present
Tanzania Present
Zimbabwe Present
South Africa Present
Comoros Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum tuberosum, Zea mays

Major Hosts

  • Cucurbita L.
  • Daucus carota subsp. sativus
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Lolium perenne L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Rheum rhabarbarum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action

General Comments

Beetle pest of field vegetables, present in Africa and New Zealand, with little likelihood of entry to UK due to low volume of trade in hosts where pest occurs.

Risk Records for this Pest