Emerald Ash Borer

Agrilus Planipennis

Characteristics

  • Colour: emerald green, metallic, gold
  • About 1/2 inch long or 10mm to 13mm
  • Body is narrow and elongated and the head is flat.
  • They eyes are usually black and kidney shaped

Last Seen

  • Native to China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, and Russian far East
  • In Canada it can be found in southwestern Ontario, Ottawa, eastern Ontario, Sault Ste. Maire, Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario, the vicinity of Carignan and nearby municipalities, in Gatineau, on Montreal Island and in Ville de Laval.

First Offence

  • It was first seen in 2002, Windsor Ontario

Known Accomplices

  • Ash trees introduced the organisms to Canada

Crimes Committed

  • Millions of ash trees have been killed in Ontario
  • It poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas across Canada

Attemps at Capture

  • The United States Department of Agriculture scientists have developed a green prism trap system for detecting Emerald Ash Borer

Reward

  • $1000 reward if you find an ash tree infested with Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

Contact Us

Telephone: 1-800-442-2342/613-773-2342

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