The Emerald Ash Borer
Name and Alias
Scientific Name: Agrilus Planipennis
Common Name: Emerald Ash Borer
At 1/2 inch long, this small beetle has a metalic green color covering it´s entire surface area (except for it´s eyes), and has a metalic red color covering the top part of it´s abdomen. From A side view, it resembles a tiny grasshopper.
Where it Came From
It originated from Eastern Russia, Northern China, Japan, and Korea.
How it Got Here
It arrived accidentally in cargo imported from Asia.
Emerald Ash Borer´s kill Ash trees.
Research is being done to find ways to detect new infestations and control the adults and larvae. There are also quarantines to stop transportation of Ash trees from starting new infestations.