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Light Brown Apple Moth
Epiphyas postvittana

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.

This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.

Visit the Light Brown Apple Moth program page for more information about this pest.

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