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Emerald ash borer in North America: a research and regulatory challenge
The saga of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmare (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), in North America began on 25 June 2002, when five entomologists representing Michigan State University…
Emerald ash borer: invasion of the urban forest and the threat to North America's ash resource.
The emerald ash borer (EAB), a phloem-feeding beetle native to Asia, was discovered killing ash trees in southeastern Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, in 2002. Like several other invasive forest pests,…
The Emerald Ash Borer: A New Exotic Pest in North America
Yet another new exotic forest pest has been discovered in North America, and this time the infestation is centered in Michigan and Ontario. In May and June 2002, adults of an unidentified buprestid…
Development of a Host-Based Semiochemical Lure for Trapping Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Bark volatiles from green ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica were tested for electrophysiological activity by Agrilus planipennis using gas chromatographic-electroantennographic detection (GC-EAD) and for behavioral activity using baited purple traps in Michigan, finding that the latter had elevated sesquiterpene levels.
Host Range of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in North America: Results of Multiple-Choice Field Experiments
- A. Anulewicz, D. McCullough, D. Cappaert, T. Poland
- Environmental ScienceEnvironmental entomology
- 1 February 2008
Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire), an invasive phloem-feeding pest, was identified as the cause of widespread ash mortality in southeast Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 2002 and there is concern that other genera could be colonized.
Flight Performance of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) on a Flight Mill and in Free Flight
- R. Taylor, L. Bauer, T. Poland, Keith N. Windell
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Insect Behavior
- 30 January 2010
The flight performance of mated females suggests a considerable capacity for range expansion by this invasive species, and the implications for quarantine and control are discussed.
Host Selection and Feeding Preference of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) on Ash (Fraxinus spp.)
Although beetles consumed every ash species offered to them, Manchurian ash and blue ash were least preferred in feeding bioassays and it was found that the overall volatile profiles of the six ash species differed significantly in their relative amounts of antennally active compounds.
Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, to induced volatiles of Manchurian ash, Fraxinus mandshurica
Investigating volatile emissions of Manchurian ash seedlings in response to feeding by the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, and to exogenous application of methyl jasmonate suggests that females may use induced volatiles in long-range host finding, while their role for males is unclear.
Anoplophora Glabripennis Within-Tree Distribution, Seasonal Development, and Host Suitability in China and Chicago
The number of A. glabripennis life stages found at several locations along the main trunk and major branches of naturally infested trees in China and Chicago, Illinois during 1999 to 2002 is recorded.
Electrophysiological Response and Attraction of Emerald Ash Borer to Green Leaf Volatiles (GLVs) Emitted by Host Foliage
It was demonstrated that lures containing (Z)-3-hexenol were the most effective in increasing trap catch when placed on purple traps in open areas or along the edges of woodlots containing ash, and dosage may be a factor determining its effectiveness.