New Pests

European Grapevine Moth (EGVM)

European Grapevine Moth The European Grapevine Moth (EGVM), also known as Lobesia botrana, was first reported in North America in Napa County, California vineyards in September 2009. The larvae of this moth feed primarily on the flowers and fruit of grapevines, and the flowers of olives and rosemary. EGVM have 2-4 generations per year, depending on the temperature.

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European Grapevine Moth

European Grapevine Moth

Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP)

Asian citrus psyllid

Adult Asian Citrus Psyllid The Asian Citrus Psyllid is a pest that acts as a carrier or vector spreading Huanglongbing (HLB), a devastating disease of citrus trees. This bacterial disease is transmitted to healthy trees by the psyllid after it feeds on infected plant tissue. All citrus and closely-related species are susceptible hosts for both the ACP insect and the HLB disease. There is no cure once a tree becomes infected. The diseased tree will decline in health and eventually die.
No HLB has been found in California.
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Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM)

Light Brown Apple Moth This moth is originally from Australia, and has become established in New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawaii and the British Isles. Its discovery in California is a new record for the Americas. Adults are light brown, yellowish moths with varying amounts of darker brown, with a wingspan of 16–25 mm (Fig. 1). Females are larger than males, and usually have less distinct markings, but often have a distinct spot in the middle when the wings are closed. Some notable trees recorded as hosts are apple, pear, peach, apricot, nectarine, citrus, persimmon, cherry, almond, avocado, oak, willow, walnut, poplar, cottonwood, Monterey pine and eucalyptus. Some common shrub and herbaceous hosts are grape, kiwifruit, strawberry, berries (blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, and raspberry), corn, pepper, tomato, pumpkin, beans, cabbage, carrot, alfalfa, rose, camellia, pittosporum, jasmine, chrysanthemum, clover, lupine and plantain.
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Light Brown Apple Moth