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What you should know about the spread of invasive species in Texas

UNDER FEDERAL QUARANTINE

The following targeted Hungry Pests have federal quarantines in certain areas of this state. Note: Other Federal and State quarantines may apply.

Asian Citrus Psyllid

Asian Citrus Psyllid

Attacks:citrus plants

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Citrus Greening

Citrus Greening

Attacks:citrus trees

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Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Attacks:ash trees

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Imported Fire Ant

Imported Fire Ant

Attacks:buds and fruits of crop plants

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Mexican Fruit Fly

Mexican Fruit Fly

Attacks:fruits, particularly citrus and mango

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In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply.
Learn about state-level quarantines.

SUITABLE HABITAT

This state has some crop, forest, or urban area(s) where the following pests or diseases could survive year-round.

Asian Gypsy Moth

Asian Gypsy Moth

Attacks: North American tree and shrub species

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Attacks: hardwood trees, national forests

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Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

Attacks: palm trees, including coconut, date, and oil palms

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European Cherry Fruit Fly

European Cherry Fruit Fly

Attacks: Sweet and tart cherries, and other environmental host such as honeysuckle and dogwood

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European Grapevine Moth

European Grapevine Moth

Attacks: wine and table grapes

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False Codling Moth

False Codling Moth

Attacks: plants, fruit trees, field crops

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Giant African Snail

Giant African Snail

Attacks: plants, fruits and vegetables

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Khapra Beetle

Khapra Beetle

Attacks: stored grain products and seeds

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Light Brown Apple Moth

Light Brown Apple Moth

Attacks: plants and crops

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Mediterranean Fruit Fly

Mediterranean Fruit Fly

Attacks: fruits, vegetables and nuts

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Oriental Fruit Fly

Oriental Fruit Fly

Attacks: fruits and vegetables

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Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly

Attacks: fruit, ornamental and woody trees

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Find Pests by State or Region

State Plant Health Director:

Stuart Kuehn
USDA, APHIS, PPQ
903 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 270
Austin, TX 78701-2450
Phone: (512) 916-5241
Fax: (512) 916-5243
Email: Stuart.W.Kuehn@aphis.usda.gov

Office Manager:

Vacant: (512) 383-2466  

Associate Executive Director:

Craig Southwick: (970) 494-7578


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