Biology, Identification, and History of the Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Archipini) in California: An Example of the Importance of Local Faunal Surveys to Document the Establishment of Exotic Insects

John W. Brown, Marc E. Epstein, Todd M. Gilligan, Steven C. Passoa, Jerry A. Powell
2010 American Entomologist  
counties, California. Previous surveys in California over the past 40 years, for LBAM in particular and for Lepidoptera in general, covering a variety of habitats including most of the known geographical range of LBAM, failed to detect this species. These negative data provide circumstantial evidence that LBAM arrived in California only recently. We provide descriptions and illustrations to help identify this newly arrived pest, along with a history of its discovery.
doi:10.1093/ae/56.1.34 fatcat:p6lxj2etzzhi3jy6qagrlstu5q