Climate Suitability Map
A Climate suitability map
is now available. This survey should only be considered in the states with appropriate climate conditions and suitable hosts for this moth.
The map was produced by the SAFARIS Team. SAFARIS is a modeling framework that enables PPQ to quickly respond to emergencies, efficiently survey for pests, and assess potential pest impacts by collecting critical geospatial data and developing predictive models. SAFARIS is developed and maintained by the NC State University, Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) with support from PPQ PERAL.
The SAFARIS team used a climate suitability model for silver Y moth occurrence in the continental United States, that was developed by PPQ PERAL and NCSU CIPM, to support CAPS survey planning. The model predicts the suitability of an area for silver Y moth occurrence based on the likelihood of favorable climate conditions for the moth occurring using tools and data within SAFARIS. The detailed method used in this assessment is described here
Plastic Bucket Trap Protocol
4/23/18: Mesh screens are now available for purchase through IPHIS survey supply. Product name: Plastic Bucket Traps, Mesh Screen.
October 15, 2014: The Plastic Bucket Trap Protocol (Brambila et al., 2014) has been revised. Please use the 2014 version, which is available in the References section below.
This trap is also known as the unitrap. The trap has a green canopy, yellow funnel, and white bucket and is used with a dry kill strip. For instructions on using the trap, see Brambila et al. (2014).