Emerald Ash Bore

By: Yvonne Betsinger

About The Emerald Ash Borer Insect

The Emerald Ash Borer is a green jewel beetle normally found in Asia and eastern Russia. This beetle bores into the Ash trees and eventually kills the tree. "Recent research shows that the beetle can have a one- or two-year life cycle. Adults begin emerging in mid to late May with peak emergence in late June. Females usually begin laying eggs about 2 weeks after emergence. Eggs hatch in 1-2 weeks, and the tiny larvae bore through the bark and into the cambium - the area between the bark and wood where nutrient levels are high" (McCullough).

Treatment and Methods of Protection/Control

The main way that I found to prevent the spread them is to not move fire wood into different areas.


McCullough, Deborah, Dr., and Robin Usborne. "Frequently Asked Questions | Emerald Ash Borer Information Network." Frequently Asked Questions | Emerald Ash Borer Information Network. N.p., Feb. 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <http://www.emeraldashborer.info/faq.cfm#sthash.a0doKtI2.dpbs>

"Stopping The Spread of EAB « Stop The Beetle." Stop The Beetle Stopping The Spread of EAB Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2015.

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