Test - Official Pest Report
Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Lymantria dispar (Gypsy Moth):  APHIS Adds Eau Claire and Richland Counties, Wisconsin to the Quarantine Area

Country:
United States
Title:

Lymantria dispar (Gypsy Moth):  APHIS Adds Eau Claire and Richland Counties, Wisconsin to the Quarantine Area

Contact:
Kathryn Bronsky, Gypsy Moth National Policy Manager, at 301-851-2147.
Report:

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding Eau Claire and Richland Counties in Wisconsin to the list of quarantine areas for gypsy moth (GM). The GM populations in these counties have reached the threshold to trigger the quarantine expansion.

To prevent the further spread of GM, a Federal Order establishes Eau Claire and Richland Counties in Wisconsin as quarantine areas. Effective immediately, all interstate movement of GM-regulated articles from Eau Claire and Richland Counties must be handled in accordance with the Federal Order. Wisconsin has established a parallel state quarantine.

GM is a highly destructive insect of approximately 300 species of trees and shrubs. The GM program prescribes conditions for the interstate movement of regulated articles from GM quarantine areas. The federal and state partnership limits the establishment of GM outside the quarantine area that would result from human-assisted movement of the pest. We appreciate the cooperative relationship with Wisconsin in the effort to limit the spread of this pest.

The full list of quarantine areas due to the continuing spread of GM are designated in the federal regulations located in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 7 CFR 301.45-3 and the Federal Orders at:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/gypsy-moth-quarantine

Under IPPC standards, Lymantria dispar is a pest that is present: only in some areas and subject to official control in the United States.