Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM)

Regulation and Quarantine Boundaries

male light brown apple moth

LBAM has been associated with many plants representing 290 genera (USDA 2008). These genera contain over 2000 species and many of these species that are not already known to be hosts could prove to be hosts as LBAM becomes exposed to them.


Effective December 17, 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) removed the light brown apple moth (LBAM) quarantines in California and Hawaii. For exports to Canada and Mexico, please reference PSA-03-2022