European Grapevine Moth

European Grapevine Moth (Lobesia botrana)

Lobesia botrana (L. botrana) or European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) is a significant pest of berries and berry-like fruits in Europe, the Mediterranean, southern Russia, Japan, the Middle East, Near East, and northern and western Africa. Since 1986, surveys for this pest have occurred throughout the United States without any detection. In the fall of 2009, a new detection of EGVM was found in California and represents the first time it has been found both in the U.S. and in North America. Survey activities have determined that EGVM is present in several counties within the central portion of California. APHIS, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and County Agriculture offices are working together to detect, delimit, and eradicate this pest.


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Richard Johnson
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