EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/168

Ips typographus found in United Kingdom

In United Kingdom, twenty spruce bark beetles (Ips typographus, EU Annex II/B) have been recently found at the Shotton Paper Mill in Clwyd, North Wales. This mill uses only timber from British pine forests. Surveys have immediately been set up by the Forestry Commission to trace back the origin of this infestation and measures will be taken to prevent any further spread. It can be recalled that United Kingdom has EU protected zone status for this pest.


Brown, D. (1997) Beetles threaten timber industry.
Daily Telegraph, 1997-08-29.