Emerald ash borer life cycle
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In: Mastro, Victor; Reardon, Richard, comps. Proceedings of the emerald ash borer research and technology development meeting; 2003 September 30 - October 1; Port Huron, MI. FHTET 2004-02. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 8.
The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), native to several Asian countries, was discovered in southeastern Michigan and nearby Ontario in June of 2002. EAB was identified as the cause of extensive ash (Fraxinus spp.) mortality in approximately 2,500 mi2, and surveys revealed 6-7 million ash trees are dead and dying. Apparently EAB was inadvertently introduced approximately 5?10 years ago in infested solid wood packing materials or dunnage. In 2003, isolated EAB infestations were found throughout Michigan, northern Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia as a result of transportation of infested nursery stock, firewood, and ash timber. Limited information and literature are available for EAB because it is a minor pest in Asia.
Bauer, Leah S.; Haack, Robert A.; Miller, Deborah L.; Petrice, Toby R.; Liu, Houping. 2003. Emerald ash borer life cycle. In: Mastro, Victor; Reardon, Richard, comps. Emerald ash borer research and technology development meeting; 2003 September 30 - October 1; Port Huron, MI. FHTET 2004-03. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 8.