Emerald Ash Borer

EAB on leaf, note irregular edges caused by EAB feeding on leaves. Source: David Cappeart, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

Hello emerald ash borer. Goodbye ash trees.

The Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), commonly referred to as “EAB”, is an invasive wood-boring beetle. Native to Asia, the beetle’s first North American populations were confirmed in the summer of 2002 in southeast Michigan and in Windsor, Ontario. EAB was likely introduced to the area in the mid-1990’s in ash wood used for shipping pallets and packing materials in cargo ships or shipping containers. Emerald ash borers feed on and eventually kill all native ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). Slowing their spread is imperative.

Emerald Ash Borer: Biology and Life Cycle

Learn about the basic biology of EAB.

Emerald Ash Borer: Monitoring and Reporting 

Have you seen ash trees with signs or symptoms of EAB?

Emerald Ash Borer: Management

What are the options for managing EAB?

Emerald Ash Borer: Take Action

Slow the spread and reduce the damage of EAB.

Emerald Ash Borer: Resources

Find external websites, posters, and presentations about EAB.

New York Distribution Map

This map shows confirmed observations (green points) submitted to the NYS Invasive Species Database. Absence of data does not necessarily mean absence of the species at that site, but that it has not been reported there. For more information, please visit iMapInvasives.

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July 2, 2019