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Emerald Ash Borer

Agrilus planipennis

Description:

A gorgeous metallic wood boring beetle, yet devastating to the ash tree population. The problem is caused by the larvae, rather than adults. The larvae devastate the inner bark of the tree causing much damage that the trees cannot recover from.

Habitat:

Woodland habitat

Notes:

I'm a buprestid freak, and I really didn't even know what I was looking at when I took the photos. I've never seen one before and I was mesmerized by its beautiful green and gold colors.

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6 Comments

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Thanks Stephanie:)

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 6 years ago

Beautiful photos Bill!

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Thank you Caleb! As destructive as these are, I was quite excited to see it.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

great photos bill!

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Thanks Marta, they are beautiful but destructive!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

A jewel!

beaker98
Spotted by
beaker98

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2014
Submitted on Jun 22, 2014

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