Exotic Pest Reporting
Leek Moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella) is an insect pest. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Ottawa in 1990.
Leek moth is an important pest of onions and related Allium spp. Larval feeding damages all parts of the plant, including bulbs, which causes rot in storage.
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.