Increased global trade facilitates the movement of invasive pests like the false codling moth. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, false codling moth can be transported to the U.S. via cargo and passenger luggage—the transport of fresh produce being the most significant risk. In 2008, a single male moth was trapped in Ventura County, California, which marked the first domestic detection of this pest, though it is not established there.
NYS IPM Type: Invasive and Exotic Fact Sheet
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New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Peaches and Nectarines; Plums; Field Corn; Sweet Corn