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UK Risk Register Details for Leucaspis pini

Please note: there are high levels of uncertainty associated with the risk scores for this pest.

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 16/11/2021, but is no longer actively maintained.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 16/11/2021

Common Names

  • Hartig's pine scale
  • smooth pine scale
  • white pine scale

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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

As the host is considered as a high priority plant it will be subject to increased inspections.



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Austria Present
Bulgaria Present
Croatia Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Luxembourg Present
Malta Present
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Spain Present
Sweden Present
Switzerland Present
Türkiye Present
Ukraine Present
United Kingdom Absent
Slovakia Present
South America
Argentina Present
Egypt Present
Morocco Present
Georgia Present
Israel Present
Lebanon Present
Syria Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Pinus brutia Tenore
  • Pinus halepensis Mill.
  • Pinus mugo ssp. mugo Turra
  • Pinus nigra Arnold
  • Pinus pinea L.
  • Pinus ponderosa Dougl. Ex P. & C.Laws.
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against interceptions or outbreaks.

General Comments

Scale insect pest of pines, present in mainland Europe and elsewhere. It is present in countries with similar climates to the UK, but there are limited reports of impacts.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

There is little information on this pest, with the biggest uncertainty being the level of impacts it has on hosts.


Current distribution






UK distribution

Risk Records for this Pest