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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Smith, Trevor (352) 395-4628

    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

    Whilby, Leroy (352) 395-4661

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

    Hornby, Paul (352) 313-3040

    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

    Saunders, Brian (407) 825-4233
    Restom Gaskill, Douglas (941) 723-8916
    Leahy, Robert (352) 395-4793
    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
Ambrosia beetle Megaplatypus mutatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asian gypsy moth Lymantria dispar asiatica Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bagrada bug Bagrada hilaris Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black fir sawyer Monochamus urussovii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown stripe downy mildew Sclerophthora rayssiae var. zeae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Chinese slug Meghimatium pictum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Citrus longhorned beetle Anoplophora chinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cochlicellid snails Cochlicella spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Corn tar spot Monographella maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Corn tar spot Phyllachora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton cutworm Spodoptera litura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton seed bug Oxycarenus hyalinipennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cucurbit beetle Diabrotica speciosa Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
False codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Giant African snail Lissachatina fulica Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Hygromiid snails Cernuella spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Hygromiid snails Monacha spp. 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
Late wilt of corn Harpophora maydis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Leatherleaf slugs Belocaulus spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Leatherleaf slugs Colosius spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Leatherleaf slugs Laevicaulis spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Leatherleaf slugs Sarasinula spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Leatherleaf slugs Semperula spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Leatherleaf slugs Veronicella spp. Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Philippine downy mildew Peronosclerospora philippinensis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine shoot beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Rosy moth Lymantria mathura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Spotted stem borer Chilo partellus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps