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UK Risk Register Details for Hypothenemus eruditus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 24/01/2019, but is no longer actively maintained.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 02/03/2023

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

Common Pathways

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Bark
  • Wood packaging material
  • Manufactured plant products

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 10

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 10

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Portugal Present
Switzerland Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Spain Present
Malta Present
France Present
Italy Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Fiji Present
Micronesia Present
New Caledonia Present
Algeria Present
Angola Present
Cameroon Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Gabon Present
Ghana Present
Guinea Present
Liberia Present
Madagascar Present
Morocco Present
Nigeria Present
Seychelles Present
Sierra Leone Present
South Africa Present
Tanzania Present
Togo Present
Uganda Present
Azerbaijan Present
China Present
Georgia Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Malaysia Present
Myanmar Present
Philippines Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present
Central America
Bahamas Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
El Salvador Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Woody plants

Major Hosts

  • Cornus L.
  • Ficus L.
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Gardenia Ellis
  • Hibiscus L.
  • Pinus L.
  • Prunus L.
  • Woody plants

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved & Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Minor bark beetle pest, not causing any significant damage at one UK site where it is present in a protected environment.