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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)

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)

Light brown apple moth
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Light brown apple moth, adult


Natasha Wright Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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