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Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Posted on Sep 27, 2014

On Thursday afternoon I had the opportunity to be a part of an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) 1st Detector’s Training led by the Cornell Cooperative Extension here in Jamestown. After a morning of learning the biology and ecology of this invasive insect, we had the opportunity to drive just a short 20 minutes away to Randolph where EAB has heavily infested countless ash trees. Pictured below is a larvae that is eating away at the soft tissues of the wood. By next spring this little larvae will emerge into an adult capable of flying to other ash trees and starting new infestations. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days about this invasive species that is not far from our backyards here in Chautauqua County.

Emerald Ash Borer Larvae