exotic pests

The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) is a national pest detection program funded through a cooperative agreement between the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Animal and Plant Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).

The goal of the program is to provide an early warning system for pest detection and response that is critical for protecting our nation's agricultural and natural resources. Typical surveys target exotic and invasive pests and pests of export significance.

Survey activities in Maine for 2018 have focused on the following plant pests:

Survey Common Name Scientific Name
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyEuropean Grapevine MothLobesia botrana
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyLight Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyEuropean Grape Berry MothEupoecilia ambiguella
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveySummer Fruit Tortrix MothAdoxophyes orana
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyCotton CutwormSpodoptera litura
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyEgyptian CottonwormSpodoptera littoralis
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveySpotted LanternflyLycorma delicatula
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveySixtoothed Bark BeetleIps sexdentatus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyGoldspotted Oak BorerAgrilus auroguttatus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyOak Splendour BeetleAgrilus biguttatus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyOak Ambrosia BeetlePlatypus quercivorus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyEuropean Spruce Bark BeetleIps typographus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyMediterranean Pine EngraverOrthotomicus erosus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyBlack Spruce BeetleTetropium castaneum
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyBrown Spruce Bark BeetleTetropium fuscum
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyRosy MothLymantria mathura
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyVariegated Golden TortrixArchips xylosteanus
Exotic Nursery Pest Survey Green Oak TortrixTortrix viridana
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyCitrus Longhorned BeetleAnoplophora chinensis
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyAsian Longhorned BeetleAnoplophora glabripennis
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyOak Processionary MothThaumetopoea processionea
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyApple ProliferationCandidatus Phytoplasma mali 16SrX-A
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyAlmond Witches' BroomCandidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium 16SrIX-B
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyPine Witches' BroomCandidatus Phytoplasma pini 16SrXXI-A
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyEuropean Stone Fruit YellowsCandidatus Phytoplasma prunorum 16SrX-F
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyAllium LeafminerPhytomyza gymnostoma
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyLeek MothAcrolepiopsis assectella
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyTomato Leafminer Tuta absoluta
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyGolden Twin Spot MothChrysodeixis chalcites
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyCabbage MothMamestra brassicae
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveySwede MidgeContarinia nasturtii

 

Updated: October 18, 2018