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Emerald Ash Borer





1 Species ID Suggestions

TracyL
TracyL 8 years ago
Emerald Ash Borer
Agrilus planipennis Emerald ash borer


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12 Comments

scottieteacher
scottieteacher 7 years ago

This is definitely a Tiger Beetle. We have these and the larva are cool to watch catch their prey since they stay in a burrow with their head even to the ground to conceal their presence and what lies beneath.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Agreed, this is a tiger beetle.
Buprestidae do not have yellow legs, long legs, nor long antennae.

EricPalen
EricPalen 7 years ago

This actually looks more like a tiger beetle than an ash borer

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

LOL!!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Yes, I had to run after this one down a flight of stairs! Lol

TracyL
TracyL 8 years ago

they may have i live in western massachusetts and i saw one the other day but it flew away befor i could get a photo of it! i got so excited to photograph it too!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Yes there are! I guess they are invasive and have made their way down to Florida?

TracyL
TracyL 8 years ago

they are very fast

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

I just read up on it and it looks like it came from Asia http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/eab/

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thanks, It was very hard to get the photo, it ran and hid, I took 10 photos before I could get a good shot! It is one of the most beautiful insects I have ever seen!

TracyL
TracyL 8 years ago

your welcome you should be pround there arent many pictures on here of these i also missed a shot of one the other day! great job!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank You!

p.young713
Spotted by
p.young713

Tampa, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.95, Long: -82.47

Spotted on Jul 12, 2011
Submitted on Jul 12, 2011

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