|Bauer, Leah - Us Forest Service (FS)|
|Gould, Juli - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
Submitted to: SAVING TREES, SAVING FORESTS: Use of classical biological control to preserve native US and Canadian forests
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/30/2013
Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Citation: Bauer, L., Duan, J.J., Gould, J. 2014. Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). SAVING TREES, SAVING FORESTS: Use of classical biological control to preserve native US and Canadian forests. FHTET-2013-2: Page 198 – 203.
Technical Abstract: The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an invasive beetle from Asia that has caused large scale ash (Fraxinus spp.) mortality in North America. This book chapter reviews the taxonomy, biology, life history of this invasive pest and its associated natural enemies in both its native range as well as the newly invaded areas in the US. In addition, this chapter also reviews the most recent progress in biological control of this pest via natural enemies introduced from Asia. The information presented in this book chapter is valuable to applied entomologist, park managers, biological control practitioners as well as the general public who are interested in protecting our native ash trees from this invasive forest pest.