Exotic Pest Reporting
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.
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.
11/19/2013 - Infestation updates trend positive
11/04/2013 - Moth quarantine expands to Morro Bay
01/07/2013 - Sniffer Bees for Poorly Trees
10/29/2012 - Communication disruption of light brown apple moth
10/29/2012 - Invasive moths plague growers
10/29/2012 - Sonoma safe harvest
08/03/2012 - San Joaquin ag production hits record 2.2B in 2011
03/22/2012 - Apple moth fight funds concern California growers