Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Primary Industries and Water, Tasmania Archive, , Bugwood.org
Light Brown Apple Moth
Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) is an insect pest of ornamental plants and agricultural crops. It is a native of Australia and was first detected in California in 2007.
This leafroller moth is a generalist feeder and a prolific pest without natural predators or parasites in North America. If not completely eradicated while the moth population in the U.S. is relatively small, the long-term impacts to the environment and agricultural production could be considerable.
08/06/2014 - Ag quarantine set up for light brown apple moths