Emerald Ash Bore (EAB)

Emerald Ash Bore (EAB)

This invasive insect is bright, metallic green, about 1/2in long with a flattened back. It has purple abdominal segments under its wing covers. The EAB can fit on the head of a penny. Left untreated it will kill your trees.

S-shaped Galleries and D-shaped Exit Holes

Galleries under the bark reveal the back and forth feeding pattern of the EAB larvae. Adults emerge from D-shaped exit holes of a 1/8” diameter

EAB Canopy Die Back

EAB Location

For more information on the Emerald Ash Bore, visit these links.

How to Identify Emerald Ash Borer
Missouri State Parks Information

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