Statutory action in line with the existing regulation of all non-European Scolytidae.
Further regulation is not considered appropriate as the main pathways for entry of I. perturbatus are either prohibited or effectively regulated.
North American bark beetle which attacks spruce. As with many bark beetles, highest impacts are seen on trees which are already stressed. Existing requirements on wood, wood packaging material, and prohibitions on growing plants mitigate the risk of entry into the UK.