Alphabetical List of Critters - Emerald Ash Borer
The very destructive Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive, metallic green beetle native to Asia which hasn’t been found in Maine as yet but could be here undetected. Larvae feed just under the bark of ash trees, causing girdling severe enough to eventually kill the trees! Since its discovery in the United States in 2002, this beetle has killed millions of ash trees. As part of the prevention efforts in Maine, the Maine Forest Service reminds people not to transport firewood.
Detailed Fact Sheets (with photos):
- Emerald Ash Borer (Maine Forest Service) — Important Reminder: Don’t transport firewood!
- Emerald Ash Borer (USDA – APHIS)