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Entomology & Plant Pathology > Regulatory & Scientific Information > Emerald Ash Borer Emerald Ash Borer

Adult Emerald Ash BorerA exotic beetle feeding on ash (Fraxinus sp.) trees was discovered in southeastern Michigan and identified in July 2002 as Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Larvae feed in the phloem and outer sapwood, producing galleries that eventually girdle and kill branches and entire trees. On April 21, 2004, Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Indiana. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

If you see this beetle or notice trees with signs of damage, PLEASE......

  • IMMEDIATELY report the information by calling the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at (317) 232-4120.
  • Note the date and location where you found the beetle or damaged tree.
  • Capture the beetle in a plastic jar and place it in the freezer to kill it.
  • Carefully wrap the beetle and send it to:

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology
402 West Washington Street, Room W290
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739

How You Can Help!

If you see this beetle or notice trees with signs of damage, PLEASE......

  • IMMEDIATELY report the information by calling the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at (317) 232-4120.
  • Note the date and location where you found the beetle or damaged tree.
  • Capture the beetle in a plastic jar and place it in the freezer to kill it.
  • Carefully wrap the beetle and send it to:

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology
402 West Washington Street, Room W290
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739

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