Intro to Arboriculture FOR 481
The emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennisFairmaire(Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Identification and Life History
The emerald ash borer emerges from beneath from beneath the bark of ash trees late May to mid-July, creating a D shaped hole in the bark. The insect is most active during warm summer days and they never wander far from the tree, in which they emerged from (less than a mile), to find a mate. (Emerald)
Emerald ash eggs are relatively small at one millimeter, difficult to find, and are rarely ever seen. The female will deposit 60-90 eggs in the crevices of the outer bark (Emerald).
Once the EAB emerges from the egg (on the outer bark) it chews its way through the bark) where it will live and feed. The larvae of the emerald ash borer are white in color and have a flattened shape. They have a pair of pincher like appendages found on the...