Light Brown Apple Moth National Survey

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In March 2007, the first find oflight brown apple moth (LBAM), Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), on the US mainland occurred in California. On February 6,2007, a private citizen near Berkeley in Alameda County, California, reported that two suspect moths had been captured in a blacklight trap on his property. In response, pheromone-baited traps were placed on March 1,2007, in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. On March 16, 2007, the ARS Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) in Washington, DC, confirmed through morphological testing that the two samples submitted were LBAM. PPQ will conduct/coordinate a national detection survey for LBAM to demonstrate area freedom and to discover any additional infestations. For 2008, the survey will be funded by APHIS. States will utilize the National Survey Guidelines to best determine where to conduct survey activities.
Effective start/end date7/14/0812/31/08


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