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UK Risk Register Details for Eurygaster integriceps

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 20/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 20/07/2020

Common Names

  • Senn pest
  • Sunn pest

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Grain

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Seeds
  • Grain
  • Stored plant products
  • Hitchhiking
  • Natural spread
  • natural dispersal
  • Natural immigration
  • stored products

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 5
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] 5
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
Bulgaria Present
Cyprus Present
Greece Present
Romania Present
Russia Present
Türkiye Present
Ukraine Present
Moldova Present
United Kingdom Absent
Algeria Present
Armenia Present
Azerbaijan Present
Georgia Present
Israel Present
Kazakhstan Present
Kyrgyzstan Present
Lebanon Present
Pakistan Present
Syria Present
Tajikistan Present
Turkmenistan Present
Uzbekistan Present
Afghanistan Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Jordan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Triticum aestivum and Hordeum vulgare

Major Hosts

  • Agropyron Gaertn.
  • Avena sativa L.
  • Bromus L.
  • Crotalaria juncea L.
  • Dactylis L.
  • Festuca L.
  • Poaceae
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Lolium L.
  • Poa L.
  • Secale cereale L.
  • Setaria P.Beauv.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Triticum aestivum L.
  • Triticum turgidum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Shield bug, present in parts of Europe and beyond, whose main hosts include cereals and grasses. Unlikely to pose a significant threat to the UK.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Whether the UK has suitable habitat and climate for this pest’s hibernation.


Current distribution






UK distribution