About these pages
LBAM ID is designed to aid in the identification of adult or larval Lepidoptera encountered during light brown apple moth (LBAM) surveys in California. This resource includes interactive identification keys, images, diagrams, fact sheets, and a DNA sequence database. The interactive identification keys run as a Lucid3 Java Applet. Please read the Lucid3 system requirements for information regarding operating systems, web browsers, and other software needed to run the key.
LBAM ID was developed and published by the Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) as part of a cooperative agreement with Colorado State University and in collaboration with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). CPHST is the scientific support organization for the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and is under the direction of Dr. Phil Berger. CPHST Identification Technology Program Coordinator Dr. Terrence Walters oversaw key development.
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein are the authors of LBAM ID. T. M. Gilligan is located at Colorado State University in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management in Fort Collins, Colorado and M. E. Epstein is located at the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch in Sacramento, California.
Photographic images were produced by the authors unless otherwise credited. The photographers and organizations who gave permission to use their images are credited in the fact sheets and in the Acknowledgments. All drawings were produced by Todd Gilligan using Adobe Illustrator.
See Copyright, citation, and disclaimers for information about use of content on these pages and in the key.
For information concerning LBAM ID or to offer any feedback or comments, please contact the authors.