Agrilus planipennis found in Colorado and Georgia (US)
The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae – EPPO A2 List) continues to spread within the USA. Recently, the pest has been found in two more states, Colorado and Georgia. In both states, phytosanitary measures are being taken.
- Colorado: A. planipennis was first found in the county of Boulder in September 2013.
- Georgia: the pest was discovered in DeKalb and Fulton counties in July 2013 as part of the national detection survey.
Colorado. The official State web portal. Emerald ash borer. http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/ag_Plants/CBON/1251646251641
Georgia Forestry Commission. Emerald ash borer (EAB). http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/forest-management/forest-health/eab/index.cfm
Stock SD (2014) Recent reports on the spread of emerald ash borer regulated area. NPDN First Detector Network News 9(1), p 1.