Light Brown Apple Moth / European Grapevine Moth Workshop
Co-organizers: Marc Epstein, Obie Sage, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Nematology Laboratory, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, Sacramento, California, Todd Gilligan, Colorado State University, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management.
Sunday November 6, 2011, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Introduction to Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM)/ European Grapevine Moth (EGVM)
$100 per person includes lunch
The morning session will start out with an introduction to the biology and identification of North American and exotic leaf rollers (Tortricidae), including the light brown apple moth (LBAM), European grapevine moth (EGVM) and others that have not been found in the U.S. Molecular methods used in identification will be briefly touched on. Students will have an opportunity to work with and take home the Lucid keys for Lepidoptera and leaf rollers. Participants will receive a lucid key CD, collection specimens and a box of essential diagnostic tools to take with them.
The Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM)/ European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) afternoon session will focus on identification of larval and adult stages of LBAM, EGVM and non-target species. Participants will have the opportunity to remove moths from sticky traps, dissect genitalia and learn specialized techniques for larval identification. They will receive preserved adult specimens to take home with them as reference materials and it is advised that they bring their own laptop computers to use in identifying specimens with the Lucid keys.