EPPO Global Database

Epiphyas postvittana(TORTPO)

Distribution details in United States of America

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: only in some areas and subject to official control in the United States (2016-08)
From CABI Pest map 082 (1992): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
Introduced species. Reported from Hawaii since the 1970s and first found in California in December 2007.
References
* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports.
- USA (2016-08-02) Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) - APHIS Adds Ventura County to the Regulated Area in California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=675
- USA (2014-10-28) Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) - Mendocino County added to the Regulated Area in California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=601
------- Addition of Mendocino county (California) to the regulated area.

* USDA (1984) Pests not known to occur in the United States or of limited distribution. No. 50. Light-brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana. USDA APHIS-PPQ, Beltsville, USA.

* Varela LG, Marshall WJ, Strand L, Wilen CA, Pickel C (2008) Light brown apple moth's arrival in California worries commodity groups. California Agriculture 62(2), 57-61.
------- First report in California.