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Rapid Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) for: Crisicoccus pini


Crisicoccus pini is a scale insect native to eastern Asia that was recorded in Europe for the first time in 2016. The introduction to Italy saw extensive damage in a localised area around the town of Milano Marittima, causing significant concern at the local level. Crisicoccus pini infects Pinus species, and in heavy infestations causes host mortality and significant tree decline. Pinus species are very important to the UK economy and environment, and because of the damage seen during a recent outbreak in Italy a Rapid Pest Risk Analysis for Crisicoccus pini was deemed appropriate.


  • Crisicoccus pini


  • Pinus


Type File Size
Pest Risk Analysis Link to file

PRA Area

  • United Kingdom