Insects Index
Asian Longhorned Beetle
Anoplophora glabripennis
Emerald Ash Borer
Agrilus planipennis
Fall Cankerworm
Alsophila pometaria
Forest Tent Caterpillar
Malacosoma disstria
Gypsy Moth
Lymantria dispar
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Adelges tsugae
Ips Bark Beetles
Ips spp.
Sirex Woodwasp
Sirex noctilio
Southern Pine Beetle
Dendroctonus frontalis
Spotted Lanternfly
Lycorma delicatula
Leah Bauer, USDA Forest Service,

Emerald Ash Borer: A guide to identification and comparison to similar species

Michigan State University, 2008
G.L. Parsons
The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered in North America 2002, and since then has caused widespread devastation and destruction through eastern North America. This pest has recently invaded the southeastern U.S., and is now present in most southern states. All ash tree species are susceptible, and there is no management method once EAB has attacked a tree other than tree removal. EAB adults feed on leaves in the canopy, and larvae feed in the phloem, girdling and killing the tree. Adults make D-shaped holes as they exit the trunk. EAB infested trees often show thinning or yellowing crowns, sprouts growing from the lower trunk and roots, and woodpecker damage (as the birds go after larvae). Several chemical methods are available as preventative measures, especially for high-value trees. Biological control options are being evaluated, but the most effective management strategy appears to be limiting the human-induced movement of larvae, which can be transported in logs after dead ash trees are turned into firewood.
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