Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888Non-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: EAB.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Buprestidae   >   Genus Agrilus   

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This invasive species has led to the death of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and it continues to spread in Maryland. All of our ash species are in peril. Unfortunately, the species has also been documented using White Fringetree. Read more from the Department of Agriculture.

There are 95 records in the project database.

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An Emerald Ash Borer in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/17/2018). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer collected in Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer collected in Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer collected in Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer collected in Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer in Harford Co., Maryland (6/4/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer collected at the Glen Artney area of Patapsco Valley SP in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/21/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer collected from a planted White Fringetree at Downs Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/5/2016). Verified by Joshua P. Basham/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer collected from a planted White Fringetree at Downs Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/5/2016). Verified by Joshua P. Basham/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer on planted White Fringetree at Downs Park, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/5/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer damage at Round Top State Natural Heritage Park in Washington Co., Maryland (4/8/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer damage in Washington Co., Maryland (3/5/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Emerald Ash Borer in Washington Co., Maryland (1/20/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Pileated Woodpecker forages on an ash tree infested with Emerald Ash Borers in Howard Co., Maryland (3/3/2017). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer damage on an ash tree at Snyder's Landing in Washington Co., Maryland (4/8/2017). Damage is so extensive that nearly all of the visible bark is removed. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer damage at Downs Park in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/6/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer damage (including woodpecker feeding damage) in Washington Co., Maryland (2/18/2017). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer damage on planted ash tree in Howard Co., Maryland (6/26/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer damage on planted ash tree in Columbia, Howard Co., Maryland (6/26/2018). Note attempts at regrowth on the trees. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer damage on Green Ash at Patterson Park in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/6/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borer in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/27/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Emerald Ash Borers collected in Harford Co., Maryland (6/27/2019). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Adult Emerald Ash Borers found dispersing along the beach at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). There were over 20 adults noted in a 100-yard stretch of beach. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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