The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), an invasive beetle from Asia, was discovered killing ash trees in southeastern Michigan and Windsor, Ontario in the spring of 2002. We studied the biology and life history of EAB during 2002-2003 by sampling infested ash trees in Michigan. We also developed an artificial diet that allowed for development of field-collected EAB larvae to the adult stage, and investigated adult host range using adults reared from logs in cardboard tubes.
Species 1: Coleoptera Buprestidae Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer)
Keywords: invasive species, ash
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