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UK Risk Register Details for Rusticoclytus rusticus

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 22/06/2022, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 22/06/2022

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Wood packaging material

Common Pathways

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  • Non-squared wood
  • Squared wood
  • Wood packaging material
  • Manufactured plant products

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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

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Key mitigation for pest

ISPM 15 regulations on wood packaging material



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
Albania Present
Austria Present
Belarus Present
Belgium Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Bulgaria Present
Croatia Present
Czech Republic Present
Denmark Present
Estonia Present
Finland Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Latvia Present
Lithuania Present
Republic of North Macedonia Present
Moldova Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Romania Present
Russia Present
Slovakia Present
Slovenia Present
Sweden Present
Switzerland Present
Türkiye Present
Ukraine Present
United Kingdom Absent
Spain Present
Egypt Present
Morocco Present
Armenia Present
Azerbaijan Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Jordan Present
Kazakhstan Present
Lebanon Present
Mongolia Present
Syria Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Broadleaved trees

Major Hosts

  • Acer L.
  • Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.
  • Alnus japonica (Thunb.) Steud.
  • Betula L.
  • Betula ermanii Cham.
  • Betula platyphylla var. japonica Sukatchev
  • Castanea Mill.
  • Fagus L.
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Populus L.
  • Populus deltoides Bartr. Ex Marsh.
  • Populus maximowiczii Henry
  • Populus nigra L.
  • Populus sieboldii Miq.
  • Populus simonii Carr.
  • Populus suaveolens Fisch.
  • Populus tremula L.
  • Quercus L.
  • Quercus acutissima Carruth.
  • Salix L.
  • Sorbus L.
  • Tilia L.
  • Ulmus L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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No statutory action

General Comments

Polyphagous longhorn beetle pest of deciduous trees, widely recorded across Europe and Asia. Limited impacts in Europe but is a damaging pest of poplar in parts of China.

Further Information


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Key uncertainty for pest

What factors led to the impacts on Populus in China.


Current distribution






UK distribution