Emerald Ash Borers found in Oklahoma
|Emerald Ash Borer - NH Bugs|
Eric Rebek, Extension Entomologist, reports. "Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, an invasive wood-boring beetle that has killed hundreds of millions of North American ash trees in the United States and Canada, has been recovered from a monitoring trap in Delaware County. This catch represents the first official record of this devastating insect in Oklahoma.
Emerald ash borer was initially discovered infesting ash trees near Detroit, Michigan in 2002, but it was accidentally introduced from its native Asia in solid wood packing material sometime during the 1990’s. This exotic, invasive insect has been spreading throughout North America ever since and is now found in 29 states including Oklahoma and Ontario, Canada."
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