Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
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Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialStafford, Kirby (203) 974-8485Serves 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 CoordinatorDugas, Katherine (203) 974-8483Coordinates 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) 741-5645Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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|CAPS 2018 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 hardwood Ambrosia beetle||Trypodendron domesticum||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Green oak Tortrix||Tortrix viridana||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Japanese pine sawyer||Monochamus alternatus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Large pine weevil||Hylobius abietis||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak Ambrosia beetle||Platypus quercivorus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Oak processionary moth||Thaumetopoea processionea||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Pine processionary moth||Thaumetopoea pityocampa||Pest Info|
|Pine-tree lappet||Dendrolimus pini||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|
|Siberian silk moth||Dendrolimus sibiricus||Pest Info | NAPIS Maps|