Invasive Species Compendium

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Alsophila pometaria
(fall cankerworm)

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Alsophila pometaria (fall cankerworm)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 27 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Alsophila pometaria
  • Preferred Common Name
  • fall cankerworm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Alsophila pometaria (Harris)

Preferred Common Name

  • fall cankerworm

Other Scientific Names

  • Anisopterix pometaria
  • Anisopteryx pometaria

International Common Names

  • English: fall, cankerworm
  • French: arpenteuse d'automne

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Spanner, Nordamerikanischer Herbst-

EPPO code

  • ALSOPO (Alsophila pometaria)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Geometridae
  •                             Genus: Alsophila
  •                                 Species: Alsophila pometaria

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

CanadaPresent
-ManitobaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-OntarioUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-SaskatchewanUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
USAPresent
-GeorgiaUnconfirmed record
-MarylandUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-MichiganUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-New YorkUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-North CarolinaUnconfirmed record
-North DakotaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-VirginiaUnconfirmed record
-West VirginiaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Bacillus thuringiensis
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Larvae
Ooencyrtus ennomophagus Parasite
Telenomus alsophilae Parasite
Trichogramma minutum Parasite Eggs

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