Exotic Pest Reporting
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State Plant Regulatory OfficialAyars, Ken (401) 222-2781Serves 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 CoordinatorLopes-Duguay, Elizabeth (401) 222-2781 x4510Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorAitkenhead, Kate 203-741-5644Directs 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) 269-4277Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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|CAPS 2017 Survey Targets|
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Destinations|
|Black fir sawyer||Monochamus urussovii||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Black spruce beetle||Tetropium castaneum||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Brown spruce longhorned beetle||Tetropium fuscum||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-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|