The Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittanaor LBAM) is native to Australia. The first United States mainland detection was in California in 2007. The greatest damage can occur to agriculture, including backyard gardens. LBAM also damages many plants found in backyard gardens and agricultural produce. Some of the plants it affects are roses, chrysanthemums, jasmine and clover, as well as eucalyptus and poplar trees.
LBAM is known to damage more than 2,000 species of plants and trees and 250 agricultural crops, and it could expand its preferences as it is exposed to new plants and crops. Some of the plants and crops LBAM damages include: