EAB Identification

EAB Identification

​The following contain useful information for homeowners:

(Information taken from www.emeraldashborer.info)

Emerald Ash Borer Identification Guide  (PDF, 5,567 KB)

November 2008 - There are numerous photos of EAB and other insects that look similar to EAB, as well as side-by-side comparisons. This guide is a great companion piece to the other EAB identification tools you will find on this website.

Emerald Ash Borer Impacts on American Indian Communities  (PDF, 354MB)

Emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation is a major concern for American Indian people. Many American Indian cultures and traditions rely on ash trees for the wood needed for making baskets, lacrosse sticks, pipe stems, flutes, and medicinal remedies. The ash tree is a central figure in some traditional and religious stories told by several American Indian tribes.

Signs and Symptoms of the Emerald Ash Borer  (PDF, 5.14MB)

Updated December 2005 - Photos showing signs of emerald ash borer. Pros and cons of insecticide treatment options.

Don't be Fooled by Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alikes! (PDF, 0.66MB)

Distinguish between these beetles that could be confused with emerald ash borer.

Unwanted: Emerald Ash Borer (PDF, 5,439 KB)

Poster showing the life cycle of eab, healthy and damaged ash trees, s-shaped galleries, etc. To order this poster, contact the MSU Bulletin Office at 517-353-6740.

USDA Pest Alert newsletter (PDF, 0.23MB) - (Spanish version (PDF, 0.64MB))

USDA Forest Service overview of EAB.

EAB screening aid for scientists and insect lovers (PDF, 0.30MB)

Different Agrilus species.

Native Borers and Emerald Ash Borer Look-alikes  (PDF, 6.27MB)

February 2005 - Photos of insects that look like emerald ash borer

Emerald Ash Borer Larval Screening Guide  (PDF, 1.00MB) 

For more information on identifying Emerald Ash Borer, visit www.emeraldashborer.info/identifyeab.cfm

photo of adult emerald ash borer

Adults are bright metallic green with rounded bellies and flat backs, one-third to one-half inch long

D-Shaped exit holes on trees

photo:R. Rabaglia, MDA D-Shaped exit holes on tree


S-shaped larval feeding gallery under bark

photo: R. Rabaglia, MDA S-shaped larval feeding gallery under bark