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 (CSU) and in collaboration with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
The authors would like to thank USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, CSU and CDFA for funding the development of LBAM ID. This work would not have been possible without the help of numerous individuals, which we attempt to list on this page. Everyone's efforts are greatly appreciated, and we apologize in advance if anyone who contributed to LBAM ID is not listed here.
Several figures were used with permission from the University of California Statewide IPM Program. Please visit the UC IPM Web Site for more information.
Terrence Walters and Julia Scher (USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST) provided logistical and technical support and oversaw key development. Norman Barr (USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST) oversaw molecular tool development, provided molecular sequences, and provided technical support.
Chris Baptista, John Brown, Alexander Cunningham, Boris Kondratieff, Jeffrey Meyer, Paul Opler, Julia Scher, Ian Stocks, Travis Ulrich, Kira Zhaurova, and two anonymous reviewers provided extensive reviews with numerous helpful comments and suggestions.
Obie Sage (CDFA) provided technical support, processed and prepared samples, discovered new larval characters, and assisted with molecular sampling. Scott Kinnee and Peter Kerr (CDFA) assisted with sequencing and molecular database creation.
Paul Opler (CSU) oversaw the cooperative agreement, loaned specimens, and provided technical and general support. Boris Kondratieff and Justin Pomeranz (CSU) provided technical support and processed molecular samples.
Jerry Powell (UC Berkeley) loaned specimens and provided identifications and data.
John Brown (USDA/SEL/USNM) loaned specimens, provided identification, and general support.
Steven Passoa (USDA/APHIS/PPQ) provided technical support and assisted with larval characters.
Matt Taylor and Damian Barnier (Lucidcentral.org) provided software support.
Kevin Tuck (BMNH), Eric Jang (USDA/ARS), Peter Follett (USDA/ARS), and Richard Newcomb (HortResearch NZ) provided LBAM samples for sequencing or contributed sequences to the DNA search tool.