exotic pests

The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) is a national pest detection program funded through a cooperative agreement between the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Animal and Plant Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).

The goal of the program is to provide an early warning system for pest detection and response that is critical for protecting our nation's agricultural and natural resources. Typical surveys target exotic and invasive pests and pests of export significance.

Survey activities in Maine for 2020 will focus on the following plant pests:

Survey Common Name Scientific Name
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyEuropean Grapevine MothLobesia botrana
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyLight Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyEuropean Grape Berry MothEupoecilia ambiguella
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveySummer Fruit Tortrix MothAdoxophyes orana
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyCotton CutwormSpodoptera litura
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyAustralian Grapevine YellowsCandidatus Phytoplasma australiense 16SrXII-B
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveySpotted LanternflyLycorma delicatula
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyStolbur DiseaseCandidatus Phytoplasma solani 16SrXII-A
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyFlavescence DoreeCandidatus Phytoplasma vitis 16SrV-C
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyRotbrennerPseudopezicula tracheiphila
Exotic Small Fruit Pest SurveyTomato black ring (TBRV)Nepovirus Tomato Black Ring Virus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveySixtoothed Bark BeetleIps sexdentatus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyGoldspotted Oak BorerAgrilus auroguttatus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyOak Splendour BeetleAgrilus biguttatus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyOak Ambrosia BeetlePlatypus quercivorus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyEuropean Spruce Bark BeetleIps typographus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyMediterranean Pine EngraverOrthotomicus erosus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyBlack Spruce BeetleTetropium castaneum
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyBrown Spruce Bark BeetleTetropium fuscum
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveySix-toothed Spruce Bark BeetlePityogenes chalcographus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyJapanese pine sawyerMonochamus alternatus
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyBlack fir sawyerMonochamus urussovii
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyLarge pine weevilHylobius abietis
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyEuropean hardwood ambrosia beetleTrypodendron domesticum
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyVelvet longhorned beetleTrichoferus campestris
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyPine Tree LappetDendrolimus pini
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveySiberian Silk MothDendrolimus sibiricus
Exotic Nursery Pest Survey Pine SawflyDiprion pini
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyCitrus Longhorned BeetleAnoplophora chinensis
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyAsian Longhorned BeetleAnoplophora glabripennis
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyPine Processionary MothThaumetopoea pityocampa
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyApple ProliferationCandidatus Phytoplasma mali 16SrX-A
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyAlmond Witches' BroomCandidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium 16SrIX-B
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyEuropean Stone Fruit YellowsCandidatus Phytoplasma prunorum 16SrX-F
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyOak WiltBretziellum fagacearum
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyScots Pine Blister RustCronartium flaccidum
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyJapanese Oak WiltRaffaelea quercivora
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveySpotted LanternflyLycorma delicatula
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyPine Beauty MothPanolis flammea
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyEuropean Cherry Fruit FlyRhagoletis cerasi
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyAllium LeafminerPhytomyza gymnostoma
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyLeek MothAcrolepiopsis assectella
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyTomato Leafminer Tuta absoluta
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyGolden Twin Spot MothChrysodeixis chalcites
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyCabbage MothMamestra brassicae
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveySwede MidgeContarinia nasturtii
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveySilver Y mothAutographa gamma
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyWestern bean cutwormStriacosta albicosta
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyOld world bollwormHelicoverpa armigera
Exotic Cyst Nematode SurveyPale cyst nematodeGlobodera pallida
Exotic Cyst Nematode SurveyGolden nematodeGlobodera rostochiensis

Nursey Pest Survey 2020 (PDF)
Berry Pest Survey 2020 (PDF)
Vegetable Pest Survey 2020 (PDF)

Report of Maine CAPS 2019 (PDF)

Updated: December 2, 2020