emerald ash borer

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emerald ash borer


emerald ash borer (plural emerald ash borers)

  1. Agrilus planipennis, a green beetle native to Asia and a significant pest of ash trees in Europe and North America.
    • 2002 July 17, Taylor A. Scarr, Emerald ash borer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency:
      The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmair (formerly A. marcopoli Obenberger), is native to China, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia.
    • 2002, Invasive species: hearing before the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, October 2, 2002, United States Congress House Committee on Agriculture, page 43:
      Already, the Emerald ash borer has killed over 1,000 ash trees in five countries around Detroit, Michigan.
    • 2004, Jason Van Driesche, Nature Out of Place: Biological Invasions In The Global Age[1]:
      Then there was the emerald ash borer, an insect that–as a recent editorial in the Washington Post put it–"could do to Eastern ash trees what an Asian blight did to chestnuts in the first half of the last century–wipe them out."


  • EAB (abbreviation)


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