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Light Brown Apple Moth

Light brown apple moth - Invasive.orgScientific name: Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)

Common names: Light brown apple moth

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Certification Complete for Light Brown Apple Moth Environmental Impact Report (Mar 23, 2010)
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
CDFA issued a clarification that aerial treatment with moth pheromones is not a management tool in the light brown apple moth program. Additionally, CDFA concurs with the USDA's announcement (APHIS seeks comment on response to petitions to deregulate light brown apple moth) that the program has shifted from eradication to suppression and control. State and federal officials say they plan to focus on the use of pheromone twist ties on trees and the releasing of sterile moths to control the population. See APHIS' Light Brown Apple Moth for more information.

Native To: Australia (Oregon Deptartment of Agriculture 2007)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Colonized Hawaii by 1925 (Suckling and Brockerhoff 2010); 2007 in California (Johnson et al. 2007)

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Video: San Diego County - Light Brown Apple Moths Found (or click Play button below)

Means of Introduction: Possibly through imported plant products (Johnson et al. 2007)

Impact: Damages crops and other plant life (Johnson et al. 2007)

Current U.S. Distribution:

Federal Quarantine:

Management Plans: Animals

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Light Brown Apple Moth
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Legal Aspects

LBAM ID
USDA. APHIS. Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; Colorado State University; California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs

Light Brown Apple Moth
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Epiphyas postvittana Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

EPA Quarantine Exemptions for Light Brown Apple Moth Pheromones
EPA. Region 9.
Impacts; Controls; Legal Aspects

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State Government

Light Brown Apple Moth Project
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Photographs; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Light Brown Apple Moth
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts

Pest Alert: Light Brown Apple Moth (PDF | 145 KB)
Nevada Department of Agriculture.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Legal Aspects

Light Brown Apple Moth
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Protection Section.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution

Light Brown Apple Moth
Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion

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University/Academic

Light Brown Apple Moth: A Potential Invasive Pest in Arkansas (PDF | 185 KB)
University of Arkansas. Division of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution

Light Brown Apple Moth in California: Quarantine, Management, and Potential Impacts (PDF | 658 KB)
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Legal Aspects

LBAM (Light Brown Apple Moth)
University of California Cooperative Extension. Monterey County.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Light brown apple moth - Featured Creatures
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

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International

Epiphyas postvittana - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Light Brown Apple Moth
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Impacts; Legal Aspects

Light Brown Apple Moth
HortNET (New Zealand).
Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle

Light Brown Apple Moth in Citrus
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Light Brown Apple Moth
South Australian Research and Development Institute.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Controls

Light Brown Apple Moth in Orchards (Jun 2000)
Victoria Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls

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Organizations

Light Brown Apple Moth
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts

Light Brown Apple Moth
Tortricid.net.
Photographs; Special Note: Identification Key

Citations

Johnson, M.W., C. Pickel, L.L. Strand, L.G. Varela, C.A. Wilen, M.P. Bolda, M.L. Flint, W.K.F. Lam, and F.G. Zalom. 2007. Light Brown Apple Moth in California: Quarantine, Management, and Potential Impacts. University of California. Agriculture and Natural Resources. UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division. 2007. Pest alert: light brown apple moth (PDF | 2.95 MB).

Suckling, D.M., and E.G. Brockerhoff. 2010. Invasion biology, ecology, and management of the light brown apple moth (Tortricidae). Annual Review of Entomology 55:285-306.

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Last Modified: Apr 16, 2014
 
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