Originally from Australia, the light brown apple moth can now be found in New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawaii, the British Isles, and most recently, California. The light brown apple moth is a greater threat than many other exotic pests because it has been confirmed in the United States. Light brown apple moth also has an astonishing list of hosts reaching upwards of 2,000. Of greatest concern are apple, grape, pear, peach, and cherry.
NYS IPM Type: Invasive and Exotic Fact Sheet
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New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Grapes; Apples; Peaches and Nectarines; Pears; Cherries