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Light Brown Apple Moth

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Light brown apple moth
Scientific Name:
Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) (Brown et al. 2010)
Common Name:
Light brown apple moth (LBAM)
Light brown apple moth, adult - Natasha Wright Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Native To:
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Colonized Hawaii by 1925 (Suckling and Brockerhoff 2010); 2006 in California (Brown et al. 2010)
Means of Introduction:
Possibly through imported plant products (Johnson et al. 2007)
Damages crops and other plant life (Oregon Department of Agriculture 2007)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status




Selected Resources

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Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.

USDAAPHISPPQCPHST. Identification Technology Program.

Federal Government

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

International Government

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).

State and Local Government

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
See also: Insect Fact Sheets for more resources

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Industry Division. Plant Protection Section.
California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Oregon Department of Agriculture.

See also: Pest Alerts for more pests
Nevada Department of Agriculture.


Cornell University. New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.
See also: Invasive Species & Exotic Pests for more factsheets

Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.

See also: Forecasting Invasion Risks for more factsheets
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY469
University of California Cooperative Extension. Monterey County.

University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Arkansas Invasive Pests for more factsheets