Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) 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 2021 will focus on the following plant pests:

Survey Common Name Scientific Name
Grape Commodity SurveyAustralian Grapevine YellowsCandidatus Phytoplasma australiense 16SrXII-B
Grape Commodity SurveySpotted LanternflyLycorma delicatula
Grape Commodity SurveyStolbur DiseaseCandidatus Phytoplasma solani 16SrXII-A
Grape Commodity SurveyFlavescence DoreeCandidatus Phytoplasma vitis 16SrV-C
Grape Commodity SurveyRotbrennerPseudopezicula tracheiphila
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveySixtoothed Bark BeetleIps sexdentatus
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 SurveyBlack Spruce BeetleTetropium castaneum
Exotic Woodborer/Bark Beetle SurveyBrown Spruce Bark BeetleTetropium fuscum
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 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 SurveyTomato Brown Rugose Fruit virus (ToBRFV)Tobamovirus ToBRFV
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 SurveyStolbur DiseaseCandidatus Phytoplasma solani 16SrXII-A
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyScots Pine Blister RustCronartium flaccidum
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyFlavescence DoreeCandidatus Phytoplasma vitis 16SrV-C
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveySpotted LanternflyLycorma delicatula
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyAustralian Grapevine YellowsCandidatus Phytoplasma australiense 16SrXII-B
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyPine Beauty MothPanolis flammea
Exotic Nursery Pest SurveyEuropean Cherry Fruit FlyRhagoletis cerasi
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveySmall brown planthopperLaodelphax striatellus
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyLeek MothAcrolepiopsis assectella
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyTomato Leafminer Tuta absoluta
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyGolden Twin Spot MothChrysodeixis chalcites
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyFalse codling mothThaumatotibia leucotreta
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveySwede MidgeContarinia nasturtii
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveySilver Y mothAutographa gamma
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyTomato fruit borerNeoleucinodes elegantalis
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyOld world bollwormHelicoverpa armigera
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyWestern bean cutwormStriacosta albicosta
Exotic Vegetable Pest SurveyCotton cutwormSpodoptera litura
Terrestrial Mollusk SurveyEuropean black slugArion ater
Terrestrial Mollusk SurveyHygromiid snailsCernuella sp./spp.
Terrestrial Mollusk SurveyCochlicellid snailsCochlicella sp./spp.
Terrestrial Mollusk SurveyChinese slugMeghimatium pictum
Terrestrial Mollusk SurveyHygromiid snailsMonacha sp./spp.
Exotic Cyst Nematode SurveyPale cyst nematodeGlobodera pallida
Exotic Cyst Nematode SurveyGolden nematodeGlobodera rostochiensis

Nursey Pest Survey Info Sheet 2021 (PDF)
Grape Pest Survey Info Sheet 2021 (PDF)
Vegetable Pest Survey Info Sheet 2021 (PDF)
Exotic Mollusk Survey Info Sheet 2021 (PDF)

Report of Maine CAPS 2020 (PDF)

Updated: October 27, 2021