Official Pest Report

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European Grapevine Moth, Lobesia botrana - Establishment of Quarantine Areas in California

Country: United States

Title: European Grapevine Moth, Lobesia botrana - Establishment of Quarantine Areas in California

Eileen Smith, APHIS National Emergency Response Coordinator, at (301) 734-5235

Report: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a Federal Order, effective immediately, which establishes quarantine areas for portions of Fresno, Lake, Mendocino, Merced, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties in California for the European Grapevine Moth (EGVM).

On October 7, 2009, APHIS confirmed the detection of EGVM in a major wine-producing area of Napa County, California. This was the first detection of EGVM in the United States. Since the initial detection in the fall, APHIS has actively worked with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and stakeholders to survey and gather information on EGVM. EGVM traps have been deployed at protocol levels as part of an extensive delimitation survey being conducted around all new EGVM-detection sites. APHIS, in partnership with CDFA and the affected Counties, is working closely with industry, the University of California, and other stakeholders to control this pest.

The Federal Order outlines the safeguarding measures required for the interstate movement of regulated articles from quarantine areas. The State’s interior quarantine for EGVM is parallel to the Federal Order.

Under IPPC Standards, Lobesia botrana is considered to be a pest that is present: subject to official control in the United States.

Posted Date: June 22, 2010, 9 a.m.