Exotic Pest Reporting
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False Codling Moth
False Codling Moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta ) is an insect pest. It was first detected in California in 2008.
This pest poses a large risk to U.S. plant health. It is a significant pest of fruit trees and field crops in portions of Africa. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!
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.