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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Lewis, Brad (575) 646-3207

    Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
  • State Survey Coordinator

    Hiles, Ryan (575) 646-1867

    Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
  • State Plant Health Director

    Ramirez, Waleska (575) 527-6985

    Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
  • Pest Survey Specialist

    Bocchino, Anthony (602) 431-3222
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.


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Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Cucurbit beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Small brown planthopper Laodelphax striatellus Pest Info