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Emerald Ash Borer adult
(John Obermeyer, Purdue University)
Common Name: Emerald Ash Borer - adult
See also: larva | damage

Scientific Name: Buprestidae: Agrilus planipennis

Status: devastating introduced pest of ash trees

Damaging Stage: larval

Biology: Emerald ash borers are conspicuous because of their flat-heads, large black eyes and their bullet-shaped, dark metallic green bodies. They measure 1/2 inch in length and are 1/8 inch wide. The adult beetles emerge in early to midsummer and females begin laying eggs about two weeks after emergence. Larvae hatch in one to two weeks are cream-colored and have flat, broad, segmented bodies. Pupation occurs in the springtime.