Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire
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Update on Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) in Indiana


Name: Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire
Taxonomic Position:
Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Buprestidae
Common Names: Emerald Ash Borer

City tree-trimming crews detected populations of Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis, near Indianapolis in Hamilton County, Indiana. This detection is far beyond the previously known range in Indiana. Furthermore, an expert believes the population could be seven years old. The Indiana Department of National Resources has issued an emergency order to restrict the movement of ash products in Hamilton and Marion counties in an attempt to slow the spread of the beetle.

In Indiana, the counties currently under quarantine are: Steuben, LaGrange, Adams, Randolph, Marion, and Hamilton.


Indiana University Media Relations. January 30, 2006. A destructive beetleā€™s appearance in Hamilton County has implications for the region.

Journal Gazette. January 22, 2006. Ash borer discovered north of Indianapolis.

NAPPO-PAS. November 8, 2005. USDA Amends Quarantine Areas for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis.

Warning: The information in this alert has not been confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization and is provided solely as an early warning. Please use the above information with caution.

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Prepared on: 02/02/2006