Emerald Ash Borer

EAB confirmed in Kentucky in May of 2009.

Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an introduced exotic pest in the United States and Canada. Found first in Michigan, EAB was found in Ohio in 2003, northern Indiana in 2004, northern Illinois in 2006 and Maryland. APHIS reported finding it in Pennsylvania in June 2007, Missouri and Wisconsin in 2008 and Minnesota in 2009. It has also been found in New York and West Virginia. Growers in the Pacific Northwest should stay alert and watch for signs of this pest.



The following websites have helpful information.

Emerald Ash Borer Photo Gallery

Multi-state Emerald ash borer website

USDA Forest Service Emerald Ash Borer Homepage

Michigan Department of Agriculture's Emerald Ash Borer Website

Ohio State University's EAB Website

Emerald Ash Borer Information from Purdue Extension


Page last modified 5/23/11

Emerald Ash Borer.Photo: Ed Czerwinski, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Emerald Ash Borer.
Photo: Ed Czerwinski, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources