Plant Protection Division, Pest Program
Washington State Department of Agriculture


2005 Preliminary Western Washington Pheromone-trap Delimiting Survey for Cydia coniferana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), an Old World Conifer-bark-feeding Tortricid New to Western North America

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Eric H. LaGasa1 and Sue Welch2
Executive Summary

The exotic moth species Cydia coniferana (Saxesen, 1840) was detected in Western Washington State in 2000, and found at 185 sites surveyed between the Seattle area and Vancouver, Washington, in this 2005 pheromone-trap survey. Cydia coniferana is native to Europe and Asia, where the larvae feed in the bark of many conifer trees. Not generally considered a significant pest in Europe, it is associated with fungal disease infected host trees and identified as a “harmful species” in Western Russia.

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1Eric LaGasa, Chief Entomologist
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Pest Program / Plant Protection Division
P.O. Box 42560 - 1111 Washington Street
Olympia, Washington 98504-2560
(360) 902-2063 FAX (360) 902-2094

2 Sue Welch (Project
Washington State Department of Agriculture
(Contact via Senior Author)

A Lineatus and A Obscurus Collection Sites 2005 C coniferana trap sites  

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