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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash BorerScientific name: Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 (ITIS)

Common name: Emerald ash borer (EAB)

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Native To: Eastern Russia, Northern China, Japan, and Korea (McCullough and Usborne 2011)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 2002 (McCullough and Usborne 2011)

Means of Introduction: Arrived accidentally in cargo imported from Asia (McCullough and Usborne 2011)

Impact: Trees lose 30 to 50% of canopy after 2 years infestation and die within 3–4 years (APHIS 2010)

Current U.S. Distribution:




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Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer Information Network.

Fact Sheet: Emerald Ash Borer
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.

New York Invasive Species Information - Emerald Ash Borer
New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Invasive Species Compendium - Agrilus planipennis
CAB International.

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests - Agrilus planipennis (PDF | 66 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Global Invasive Species Database - Agrilus planipennis (insect)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.


Emerald Ash Borer
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.

Emerald Ash Borer
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Forest Disturbance Processes - Emerald Ash Borer
USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

Pest Alert - Emerald Ash Borer
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area.

Emerald Ash Borer
Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Plant Products Directorate. Plant Health Division.

Emerald Ash Borer
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

A Visual Guide to Detecting Emerald Ash Borer Damage (2006; PDF | 1.2 MB)
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Forest Health Alert: Emerald Ash Borer
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Canada).


Emerald Ash Borer
Illinois Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Environmental Programs. Division of Natural Resources.

Emerald Ash Borer
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Emerald Ash Borer
Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Emerald Ash Borer
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Emerald Ash Borer Early Detection & Rapid Response
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Emerald Ash Borer
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Emerald Ash Borer Program
Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Invasive Plants and Insects: Emerald Ash Borer
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.

Emerald Ash Borer
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Forest Health Protection.

Wisconsin's Emerald Ash Borer Information Source
Wisconsin Emerald Ash Borer Information Source.


Emerald Ash Borer
Purdue University Extension (Indiana).

Emerald Ash Borer: Potential Impact on Iowa (PDF | 812 KB)
Iowa State University. University Extension.

Emerald Ash Borer
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture. Entomology.

Emerald Ash Borer
Michigan Technological University. Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences. Center for Exotic Species.


Invasive Species Management -  Emerald Ash Borer
College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute.
Note: EAB impacts on American Indian Communities


Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Agrilus planipennis. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

McCullough, D. and R. Usborne. 2011. Frequently Asked Questions. Michigan State University, EmeraldAshBorer.info.

APHIS. 2010. Emerald Ash Borer. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Hungry Pests.

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Last Modified: Nov 18, 2015
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