"Ash tree above the mist" by Alasdair Thomson ©


Agrilus planipennis, more commonly known as Emerald Ash Borer, is a predacious beetle species that recently has made its way to the United States.  Specifically, the beetle has primarily settled in the Midwest, initially in Michigan and migrating outwards.  This foreigner would be rather harmless had it not be for its means for reproduction.  Emerald Ash Borer utilizes the flowering plants of the Fraxinus genus, or ash trees, for laying their larvae which inevitably lead to the trees' demise.

Emerald Ash Borer

Although there are many sources for detection and treatment of this malicious beetle, there are few sources that concisely analyze the organism itself.  Here you will find the general information that comprises the Agrilus planipennis as well as some other fun facts!


Emerald Ash Borer News

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