Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) (Brown et al. 2010)
Light brown apple moth (LBAM)
Australia (Oregon Department of Agriculture 2007)
Colonized Hawaii by 1925 (Suckling and Brockerhoff 2010); 2006 in California (Brown et al. 2010)
Possibly through imported plant products (Johnson et al. 2007)
Damages crops and other plant life (Oregon Department of Agriculture 2007)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
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.
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.