Official Pest Reports

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.

USA Flag Quarantine of Marion and Crawford Counties, Ohio, for European Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) - United States
Date posted: 09/22/2008
Contact: Weyman Fussell, 301-734-5705,  
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is quarantining Marion and Crawford Counties, Ohio, for European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar). APHIS is taking this action upon verification of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s report that reproducing populations of European gypsy moth are present and established in Marion and Crawford Counties. This action is effective immediately.

Under IPPC Standards Lymantria dispar is considered to be a pest that is present in some parts of the United States, specifically 19 States and the District of Columbia.