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Light Brown Apple Moth

Light brown apple moth - Invasive.orgScientific name: Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) (Brown et al. 2010)

Common names: Light brown apple moth

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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)

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

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

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Partnership

LBAM ID
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. Identification Technology Program.

Fact Sheet: Light Brown Apple Moth
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.

Featured Creatures - Light Brown Apple Moth
University of Florida. Entomology and Nematology Department.

Invasive Species Compendium - Epiphyas postvittana
CAB International.

Government

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USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Light Brown Apple Moth
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.

Light Brown Apple Moth in Citrus
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).

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South Australian Research and Development Institute.

State

Light Brown Apple Moth Project
California Department of Food and Agriculture.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Pest Alert: Light Brown Apple Moth (PDF | 145 KB)
Nevada Department of Agriculture.

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North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Protection Section.

Oregon Insect Pest Alert: Light Brown Apple Moth (PDF | 2.2 MB)
Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Academic

Light Brown Apple Moth: A Potential Invasive Pest in Arkansas (PDF | 185 KB)
University of Arkansas. Division of Agriculture.

Light Brown Apple Moth in California: Quarantine, Management, and Potential Impacts (PDF | 658 KB)
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

LBAM (Light Brown Apple Moth)
University of California Cooperative Extension. Monterey County.

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

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Citations

Brown, J.W., M.E. Epstein, T.M. Gilligan, S.C. Passoa, and J.A. Powell. 2010. Biology, identification, and history of the light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Archipini) in California: an example of the importance of local faunal surveys to document the establishment of exotic insects. American Entomologist 56(1):34-43.

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. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

Oregon Department of Agriculture. 2013. Oregon Insect Pest Alert: Light Brown Apple Moth (PDF | 2.2 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: Feb 24, 2015
 
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