EPPO Global Database

Epiphyas postvittana(TORTPO)

Distribution details in United States of America (California)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2007
Comments
Identified for the first time 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 to the regulated area.

* 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.

* Wang XG, Levy K, Mills NJ, Daane KM (2012) Light brown apple moth in California: a diversity of host plants and indigenous parasitoids. Environmental Entomology 41(1), 81-90.
------- Survey in a urban region of the San Francisco Bay found the pest on 75 plant species (36 families). Heavily infested species were ornamental shrubs: Myrtus communis, Pittosporum tobira, Euonymus japonicus and Sollya heterophylla.