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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Arnold, Mike (304) 558-2212

    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

    Parker, Susan (304) 813-1738

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

    Ewing, Eric (304) 343-8587

    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

    Braud, Rachel (304) 343-8591
    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
Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black fir sawyer Monochamus urussovii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton cutworm Spodoptera litura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Golden twin spot moth Chrysodeixis chalcites Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Green oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese oak wilt Raffaelea quercivora Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese pine sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Java downy mildew Peronosclerospora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Large pine weevil Hylobius abietis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Maritime garden snail Cernuella virgata Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean pine engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak processionary moth Thaumetopoea processionea Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Rosy moth Lymantria mathura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Silver Y moth Autographa gamma Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed bark beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Spotted stem borer Chilo partellus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Variegated golden Tortrix Archips xylosteanus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Yellow witchweed Alectra vogelii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps