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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 2015)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 2002 (McCullough and Usborne 2015)

Means of Introduction: Arrived accidentally in cargo imported from Asia (McCullough and Usborne 2015)

Impact: Ash trees lose most of their canopy within 2 years of infestation and die within 3-4 years (McCullough and Usborne 2015; Poland and McCullough 2006)

Current U.S. Distribution:




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Council or Task Force

Stop the Invasion: Emerald Ash Borer (Jul 2017; PDF | 187 KB)
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.
See also: Outreach and Educational Materials - Invasive Species Fact Sheets for more resources


Emerald Ash Borer Information Network
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.

The Quiet Invasion: A Guide to Invasive Species of the Galveston Bay Area - Emerald Ash Borer
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Invasive Species Compendium - Agrilus planipennis
CAB International.

Plantwise Technical Factsheet - Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)
CABI. Plantwise Knowledge Bank.

EPPO Global Database - Agrilus planipennis
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Global Invasive Species Database - Agrilus planipennis (insect)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Invaders Factsheet: Emerald Ash Borer
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).

Wisconsin's Emerald Ash Borer Information Source
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Federal Government

Hungry Pests: The Threat - Emerald Ash Borer
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Plant Pests and Diseases Program: Insects - 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 State and Private Forestry.

International Government

Insects - Emerald Ash Borer
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Forest Invasive Alien Species - Emerald Ash Borer
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

Emerald Ash Borer
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

Emerald Ash Borer
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (Canada).

State Government

Emerald Ash Borer
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Division of Plant Industry.

Fact Sheet: Emerald Ash Borer (PDF | 188 KB)
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
See also: Publications - All CAES Factsheets for more resources

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

Regulatory & Scientific Information: Emerald Ash Borer
Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Current Pests & Diseases: Emerald Ash Borer
Kansas State University. Kansas Forest Service.

Emerald Ash Borer
Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Forest Pests: Invasive Plants and Insects of Maryland - Emerald Ash Borer (2015; PDF | 368 KB)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Forest Service.
See also: Invasive Plants and Insects Fact Sheets for additional species to help control invasive species in Maryland

Emerald Ash Borer
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Insect Pests & Diseases - Emerald Ash Borer
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Field Guide: Invasive - Emerald Ash Borer
Missouri Department of Conservation.
See also: For more information about Invasive Tree Pests (insects and diseases) that are not native to Missouri

Emerald Ash Borer
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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


Emerald Ash Borer
Purdue University Extension (Indiana).

Pesticide Safety Education Program: Emerald Ash Borer
Iowa State University. Extension and Outreach.

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.

IPM Scouting in Woody Landscape Plants - Emerald Ash Borer
Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.
See also: IPM Scouting in Woody Landscape Plants for more pests and diseases

IPM of Midwest Landscapes: Pests of Trees and Shrubs - Emerald Ash Borer (2004; PDF | 123 KB)
University of Minnesota.
IPM for Midwest landscapes is available for educating growers, landscapers, managers, and consumers in the principles of IPM and its application to managing the over 150 common insect species in Midwest landscapes.

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


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. 2015. Frequently Asked Questions. Michigan State University, Emerald Ash Borer Information Network.

Poland, T.M., and D.G. McCullough. 2006. Emerald ash borer: invasion of the urban forest and the threat to North America's ash resource. Journal of Forestry 104(3):118-124.

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Last Modified: Sep 07, 2018
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