Rhode Island
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Division of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Ayars, Ken (401) 222-2781

    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

    Lopes-Duguay, Elizabeth (401) 222-2781 x4510

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

    Aitkenhead, Kate 203-741-5644

    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

    Carrier, Nichole (203) 269-4277
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.

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CAPS 2016 Survey Targets   
Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Black fir sawyer Monochamus urussovii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese pine sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Large pine weevil Hylobius abietis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean pine engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Ambrosia beetle Platypus quercivorus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine beauty moth Panolis flammea Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine-tree lappet Dendrolimus pini Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Siberian silk moth Dendrolimus sibiricus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed bark beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps