emerald ash borer

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emerald ash borer

n.
A metallic green beetle (Agrilus planipennis) native to eastern Asia that infests and kills ash trees and can spread through transport of firewood.
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The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) isn't much to look at: a slim beetle with big eyes and short antennae, about 1/3 inch in length.
The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a highly destructive pest of ash (Fraxinus L.) (Oleaceae), was discovered initially in North America in 2002 near Detroit, Michigan, USA.
More recently, these infestations include the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB; Anoplophora glabripennis) and the Emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis), which will eventually deplete the indigenous ash tree population in North America.
Simultaneously, the nonnative emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis (EAB), is likely to impact both local and regional riparian ecosystems by increasing the mortality of green ash and other ash species, potentially by as much as 99% (Herms and McCullough, 2014).
A recent example is the invasion of emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), into portions of Canada and the USA from Asia, where it has killed hundreds of millions of native ash trees, Fraxinus spp.
While emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) has not yet reached western Nebraska, it has now been recorded within several hundred miles.
The recent and potentially catastrophic infestation of the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) has threatened to destroy native ash trees.
* Establish or continue monitoring programs for invasive species such as the Medfly, the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) (monitoring in adjacent states that have not previously had this pest), and the Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts), a grain and stored products pest.
Potential changes in the forest community structure of the Lake Erie islands due to the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis).
One such arrival is the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), an Asian native suspected to have originally hitched a ride into North America in wood packaging exported from that region.
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) lays its eggs on the bark of ash trees.