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UK Risk Register Details for Tetropium fuscum

This record was last updated on 08/07/2021

Common Names

  • Brown spruce longhorn

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

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
  • Wood packaging material

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



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated 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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Croatia Present
Czech Republic Present
Denmark Present
Estonia Present
Finland Present
France Present
Germany Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Latvia Present
Lithuania Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Romania Present
Slovakia Present
Slovenia Present
Sweden Present
Türkiye Present
Belarus Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Moldova Present
Norway Present
Russia Present
Ukraine Present
Switzerland Present
Serbia Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Ireland Present
Montenegro Present
North America
Canada Present (Limited)
Kazakhstan Present
Japan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.
  • Picea glauca (Moench) Voss
  • Picea mariana (Mill.) Britt., Sterns & Poggenb.
  • Picea orientalis (L.) Link
  • Picea pungens Engelm.
  • Picea rubens Sarg.
  • Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (most recent update 2018)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against interceptions and outbreaks in Great Britain.

General Comments

Longhorn beetle affecting spruce and pine, widespread in northern and central mainland Europe and established in parts of Great Britain.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest


Current distribution






UK distribution

Risk Records for this Pest