Photo credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
A small wood-boring beetle
Asia, including China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan
Accidentally, inside wooden crates, pallets, or other forms of wood packaging material
It is widespread in the Midwest and also has been discovered in the eastern US, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia.
This insect has already killed over 40 million ash trees, posing serious threats to the forest industry, natural areas, and neighborhoods.
Quarantines prohibiting the transport of firewood, nursery stock, ash logs, and other articles capable of transporting EAB are in place to prevent the spread of this pest. Monitoring for emerald ash borer in Virginia continues.
Visit the national EAB information clearinghouse: www.emeraldashborer.info/.