Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Identification Resources

​*Information taken from www.emeraldashborer.info

    Emerald Ash Borer Identification Guide

    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.

    Signs and Symptoms of the Emerald Ash Borer 

    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!

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

    Unwanted: Emerald Ash Borer

    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 (Spanish version)

    USDA Forest Service overview of EAB.

    EAB screening aid for scientists and insect lovers

    Different Agrilus species.

    Native Borers and Emerald Ash Borer Look-alikes 

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

    Emerald Ash Borer Larval Screening Guide

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

    EAB Photos


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


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


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

      MDA Information

      MDA Annual Accomplisment Reports to USDA

      On the Web