2012 Approved Methods

The survey methodology presented in this Appendix lists the most up-to-date, CAPS-approved methods for survey and identification/diagnostics of 2012 CAPS target pests from the Priority Pest List, consisting of pests from the 1) commodity- and taxonomic-based surveys and 2) AHP Prioritized Pest List. The information in this table supersedes any survey and identification/diagnostic information found in any other CAPS document (i.e., Commodity-based Survey References and Guidelines, EWB/BB National Survey Manual, etc.). All other CAPS documents eventually will be revised to include the information contained in this table; however, this table should always be the authoritative source for the most up-to-date, CAPS-approved methods.

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OPTIONS Scientific Name Common Name Lists Survey ID/Diagnostic Version
info Adoxophyes orana  Summer Fruit Tortrix Moth  Grape
National (AHP)
Oak
Soybean
Stone Fruit
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Aeolesthes sarta  City Longhorned Beetle  Oak Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Agrilus auroguttatus  Goldspotted Oak Borer  EWB/BB Trap/Visual  Morphological  2012-02-02 
info Agrilus biguttatus  Oak Splendour Beetle  EWB/BB
National (AHP)
Oak
Other/Visual  Morphological  2011-11-30 
info Agrilus planipennis  Emerald Ash Borer  EWB/BB Trap/Visual  Morphological  2012-02-01 
info Alectra vogelii  Yellow Witchweed  Soybean Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Anoplophora chinensis  Citrus Longhorned Beetle  EWB/BB Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Anoplophora glabripennis  Asian Longhorned Beetle  EWB/BB Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Anthonomus grandis  Boll Weevil (BW)  Cotton Trap  Morphological  2011-12-09 
info Archips xylosteanus  Variegated Golden Tortrix  National (AHP)
Oak
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Autographa gamma  Silver Y Moth  Corn
Cotton
Grape
Small Grains
Soybean
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Bactrocera zonata  Peach Fruit Fly  Stone Fruit Trap  Morphological  2011-04-22 
info Cameraria ohridella  Horse Chestnut Leafminer  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2011-04-22 
info Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense 16SrXII-B  Australian Grapevine Yellows  Grape
National (AHP)
Visual  Molecular  2010-08-18 
info Candidatus Phytoplasma mali 16SrX-A  Apple Proliferation  National (AHP) Visual  Multiple  2011-04-11 
info Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum 16SrX-F  European Stone Fruit Yellows  Stone Fruit Visual  Molecular  2010-08-18 
info Cernuella spp.  No common name, hygromiid snails  Small Grains
Soybean
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Cernuella virgata  Maritime Garden Snail  Small Grains
Soybean
Visual  Morphological  2011-07-29 
info Ceroplastes destructor  Soft Wax Scale  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Ceroplastes japonicus  Japanese Wax Scale  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Chilo suppressalis  Asiatic Rice Borer  Corn
National (AHP)
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Chlorophorus annularis  Bamboo Borer  EWB/BB Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Chlorophorus strobilicola  Slender-Banded Pinecone Longhorn Beetle  EWB/BB Visual  Morphological  2010-10-05 
info Chrysodeixis chalcites  Golden Twin Spot Moth  Soybean Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Cochlicella spp.  No common name, cochlicellid snails  Small Grains Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Copitarsia spp.  Noctuid Moth  Grape
Small Grains
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Crocidosema aporema  Bud Borer  Soybean Trap/Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Cronartium flaccidum  Scots Pine Blister Rust  National (AHP)
Pine
Sample/Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Curculio elephas  European Chestnut Weevil  Oak Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum (Calonectria pseudonaviculata)  Boxwood Blight; Leaf and Stem Blight  Additional Pests Visual  Multiple  2011-11-18 
info Dendroctonus micans  Great Spruce Bark Beetle  EWB/BB
Pine
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Dendrolimus pini  Pine-tree Lappet  National (AHP)
Pine
Trap  Morphological  2011-08-11 
info Dendrolimus punctatus  Masson Pine Moth  National (AHP)
Pine
Trap  Morphological  2011-04-22 
info Dendrolimus sibiricus  Siberian Silk Moth  Pine Trap  Morphological  2011-04-22 
info Dendrolimus superans  Sakhalin Silk Moth  National (AHP)
Pine
Other  Morphological  2011-04-22 
info Diabrotica speciosa  Cucurbit Beetle  Corn
Grape
Small Grains
Soybean
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Ditylenchus angustus  Rice Stem Nematode  National (AHP) Sample  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Enarmonia formosana  Cherry Bark Tortrix  Stone Fruit Trap  Morphological  2011-04-22 
info Epiphyas postvittana  Light Brown Apple Moth  Grape
Oak
Stone Fruit
Trap  Morphological  2012-03-22 
info Eudocima fullonia  Fruit Piercing Moth  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Eupoecilia ambiguella  European Grape Berry Moth  Grape Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Eutetranychus orientalis  Citrus Brown Mite  Cotton
Soybean
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Globodera pallida  Pale Cyst Nematode  Cyst Nematodes Sample  Multiple  2010-08-18 
info Globodera rostochiensis  Golden Nematode  Cyst Nematodes Sample  Multiple  2010-08-18 
info Grapholita funebrana  Plum Fruit Moth  Stone Fruit Trap  Molecular  2011-04-22 
info Gymnopus fusipes  Root Rot  Oak Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Harpophora maydis  Late Wilt of Corn  Corn
National (AHP)
Visual  Multiple  2010-12-13 
info Helicoverpa armigera  Old World Bollworm  Corn
Cotton
National (AHP)
Small Grains
Soybean
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Heterodera cajani  Pigeonpea Cyst Nematode  Cyst Nematodes Sample  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Heterodera ciceri  Chickpea Cyst Nematode  Cyst Nematodes Sample  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Heterodera filipjevi  Cereal Cyst Nematode  Cyst Nematodes
Small Grains
Sample  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Heterodera latipons  Mediterranean Cereal Cyst Nematode  Cyst Nematodes
Small Grains
Sample  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Heterodera sacchari  Sugar Cane Cyst Nematode  Cyst Nematodes Sample  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Heteronychus arator  Black Maize Beetle  Corn
Grape
Small Grains
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Hylobius abietis  Large Pine Weevil  Pine Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Hylurgops palliatus  Lesser Spruce Shoot Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Hylurgus ligniperda  Redhaired Pine Bark Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus (Chalara fraxinea)  Ash Dieback  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2014-04-08 
info Ips sexdentatus  Sixtoothed Bark Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Ips typographus  European Spruce Bark Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Leucoptera malifoliella  Pear Leaf Blister Moth  National (AHP)
Stone Fruit
Other  Morphological  2012-03-19 
info Lissachatina fulica  Giant African Snail  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Lobesia botrana  European Grapevine Moth  Grape
Small Grains
Stone Fruit
Trap  Morphological  2011-07-14 
info Lymantria albescens  Okinawa Gypsy Moth  Trap  Molecular  2012-10-31 
info Lymantria dispar asiatica  Asian Gypsy Moth  Oak Trap  Molecular  2012-03-29 
info Lymantria dispar japonica  Japanese Gypsy Moth  Trap  Molecular  2012-10-31 
info Lymantria mathura  Rosy Moth  National (AHP)
Oak
Pine
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Lymantria monacha  Nun Moth  Additional Pests Trap  Morphological  2011-07-26 
info Lymantria postalba  White-winged Gypsy Moth  Trap  Molecular  2014-01-15 
info Lymantria umbrosa  Hokkaido Gypsy Moth  Trap  Molecular  2012-10-31 
info Massicus raddei  Mountain Oak Longhorned Beetle  National (AHP)
Oak
Trap  Morphological  2011-04-22 
info Meloidogyne artiellia  British Root-knot Nematode  Small Grains Sample  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Meloidogyne fallax  False Columbia Root-knot Nematode  Additional Pests Sample/Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Meloidogyne paranaensis  Parana Coffee Root-knot Nematode  Additional Pests Sample  Molecular  2010-08-18 
info Meloidogyne spp. (M. citri, M. donghaiensis,M. fujianensis, M. indica, M. jianyangensis, M. mingnanica)  Citrus Root Knot Nematodes  National (AHP) Sample  Morphological  2011-04-11 
info Monacha spp.  No common name, hygromiid snails  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Monilia polystroma  Asiatic Brown Rot  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2011-04-15 
info Monochamus alternatus  Japanese Pine Sawyer  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-12-01 
info Monochamus saltuarius  Sakhalin Pine Sawyer  EWB/BB
National (AHP)
Pine
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Monochamus sutor  Small White-Marmorated Longhorned Beetle  EWB/BB
National (AHP)
Pine
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Mycosphaerella gibsonii  Needle Blight of Pine  Pine Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Nysius huttoni  Wheat Bug  National (AHP)
Small Grains
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Onopordum acaulon  Horse Thistle  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Orthotomicus erosus  Mediterranean Pine Engraver  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Ostrinia furnacalis  Asian Corn Borer  Corn Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Otiorhynchus dieckmanni  Wingless Weevil  National (AHP) Trap/Other/Visual  Morphological  2012-02-03 
info Oxycarenus hyalinipennis  Cotton Seed Bug  Cotton
National (AHP)
Visual  Morphological  2011-06-13 
info Panolis flammea  Pine Beauty Moth  National (AHP)
Pine
Trap  Morphological  2011-07-19 
info Paysandisia archon  No common name, a palm borer  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2011-04-22 
info Pectinophora gossypiella  Pink Bollworm  Cotton Trap  Morphological  2011-12-15 
info Peronosclerospora maydis  Java Downy Mildew  Corn Sample/Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Peronosclerospora philippinensis  Philippine Downy Mildew  Corn
Small Grains
Sample/Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Phellinus noxius  Brown Root Rot  Grape Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Phytophthora alni  Alder Root and Collar Rot  National (AHP) Sample/Visual  Multiple  2010-08-18 
info Phytophthora quercina  Phytophthora Oak Decline; Root Rot  Oak Sample/Visual  Multiple  2010-08-18 
info Pieris brassicae  Large White Butterfly  National (AHP) Other/Visual  Morphological  2011-07-19 
info Pityogenes chalcographus  Sixtoothed Spruce Bark Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Pityophthorus juglandis  Walnut Twig Beetle  EWB/BB Trap/Visual  Morphological  2012-05-24 
info Planococcus minor  Passionvine Mealybug  Grape
National (AHP)
Visual  Multiple  2010-08-18 
info Platypus quercivorus  Oak Ambrosia Beetle  EWB/BB
National (AHP)
Oak
Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Potyvirus plum pox virus  Plum Pox  Stone Fruit Sample  Serological  2011-05-04 
info Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi  Bleeding Canker of Horse Chestnut  Additional Pests Visual  Molecular  2011-04-15 
info Punctodera chalcoensis  Mexican Corn Cyst Nematode  Corn
Cyst Nematodes
Sample  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Raffaelea quercivora  Japanese Oak Wilt  National (AHP)
Oak
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2  Bacterial Wilt; Southern Bacterial Wilt  National (AHP) Visual  Multiple  2010-08-18 
info Rhagoletis cerasi  European Cherry Fruit Fly  Stone Fruit Trap  Morphological  2013-01-23 
info Rhynchophorus ferrugineus  Red Palm Weevil  Additional Pests Trap/Visual  Morphological  2012-06-29 
info Rhynchophorus palmarum  South American Palm Weevil  Additional Pests Trap/Visual  Morphological  2012-06-29 
info Sclerophthora rayssiae var. zeae  Brown Stripe Downy Mildew  Corn Sample/Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Scolytus intricatus  European Oak Bark Beetle  EWB/BB
Oak
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Sirex noctilio  Sirex Woodwasp  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Spodoptera littoralis  Egyptian Cottonworm  Corn
Cotton
Grape
National (AHP)
Oak
Small Grains
Soybean
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Spodoptera litura  Cotton Cutworm  Corn
Cotton
Grape
National (AHP)
Small Grains
Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Tetranychus roseus  No common name, a spider mite  National (AHP) Visual  Molecular  2011-04-22 
info Tetropium castaneum  Black Spruce Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Tetropium fuscum  Brown Spruce Longhorned Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2010-10-05 
info Thaumatotibia leucotreta  False Codling Moth  Corn
Cotton
Grape
National (AHP)
Oak
Stone Fruit
Trap  Morphological  2011-04-26 
info Thaumetopoea processionea  Oak Processionary Moth  National (AHP)
Oak
Trap  Morphological  2011-02-02 
info Tomicus destruens  No common name, a pine shoot beetle  EWB/BB
National (AHP)
Pine
Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Tomicus minor  Lesser Pine Shoot Beetle  EWB/BB Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Tomicus piniperda  Pine Shoot Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2012-03-19 
info Tortrix viridana  Green Oak Tortrix  Oak Trap  Morphological  2011-12-27 
info Tremex fuscicornis  Tremex Woodwasp  National (AHP)
Oak
Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Trichoferus campestris  Velvet Longhorned Beetle  EWB/BB Trap/Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Trypodendron domesticum  European Hardwood Ambrosia Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Tuta absoluta  Tomato Leaf Miner  National (AHP) Trap  Morphological  2011-04-13 
info Unaspis yanonensis  Arrowhead Scale  National (AHP) Visual  Morphological  2010-08-18 
info Veronicella spp.  No common name, leatherleaf slugs  National (AHP) Visual  Multiple  2010-08-18 
info Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae  Bacterial Blight  National (AHP) Visual  Multiple  2011-08-11 
info Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola  Bacterial Leaf Streak  National (AHP) Visual  Multiple  2011-08-11 
info Xyleborus glabratus  Redbay Ambrosia Beetle  EWB/BB Trap  Morphological  2011-06-16 
info Yponomeuta malinellus  Apple Ermine Moth (AEM)  Additional Pests Trap  Morphological  2012-05-03