Light Brown Apple Moth

Epiphyas postvittana
Light Brown apple moth



This moth is only 8 - 10 mm long which is just over half the size of a dime.
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The Light Brown Apple Moth is a serious threat to California's agriculture. The Light Brown Apple Moth is native to the Australia, but was recently introduced to the Bay Area, including a portion of Contra Costa County.

Here is a summary of the total number of finds, and the increase in recent finds since previous tally, in Contra Costa County by city:



Updated 11/20/09





Number of Moths Found to date

Increase from last tally of 11/13/09


Number of Sites to date*

Increase from last tally of 11/13/09

Richmond

7855

151


347

3

El Cerrito


3653

45


116


San Pablo

896



121


Kensington

686

11


33


El Sobrante

594

6


116

1

Pinole


216

11


70

3

Martinez


201

47


133

28

EBRP (Tilden/Wildcat)

139



47


Orinda


246

107


86

10

Hercules


68

15


35

4

Walnut Creek

62

10


47

5

Briones


51



11


Moraga


51

4


38

3

Concord


55

9


50

7

Pleasant Hill

51

10


37

8

Rodeo


46

10


26

4

Lafayette


43

9


35

4

Danville


31

3


24

2

Crockett


21

7


15

5

San Ramon

22

9


17

9

Alamo


9



9


Pittsburg


7



7


Antioch


6



6


Oakley


4



3


Pacheco


5

2


3


Port Costa

33

31


8

6

Canyon


2



2


Blackhawk

3

1


3

1

Diablo


2



2


Clayton


2

1


2

1

Brentwood

3

2


3

2

Clyde


1



1


Byron


1



1


Bay Point

1

1


1

1

Bethel Island

0



0


Discovery Bay

0



0


Knightsen

0



0


Totals


15,066

502


1,455

107


* The number of sites is less than the # of moths due to multiple moths trapped at some sites.

Here are graphs of our most recent finds in the Antioch and Oakley, which will be incorporated into the larger quarantine and expanded, until then the small rings are the current quarantine.


County Quarantine Map































The area under quarantine in California is listed on CDFA's Website. These are 2 maps of the county quarantine areas. Due to the increasing number of finds, only Moths found in new areas or areas with small infestations will be placed on these maps.

East County Quarantine



























CDFA's LBAM Quarantine





































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