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Light Brown Apple Moth

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Light brown apple moth
Light brown apple moth, adult - Natasha Wright Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Scientific Name: 
Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) (Brown et al. 2010)
Common Name: 
Light brown apple moth (LBAM)
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)
Impact: 
Damages crops and other plant life (Oregon Department of Agriculture 2007)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

Quarantine

California Department of Food and Agriculture. Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services.

Federally Regulated

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

See what states have a federal quarantine for any of the targeted Hungry Pests, and identify which pests or diseases are at greatest risk due to a suitable habitat. In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply see State Summaries of Plant Protection Laws and Regulations (National Plant Board).

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Images

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Videos

Google. YouTube; San Diego County (California).

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Light Brown Apple Moth.

Partnership
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.

Academic
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

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