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Title: Emerald Ash Borer Pest Alert, (English version)

El barrenador del fresno, el barrenador verde esmeralda del fresno o (Spanish version)

Author: McCullough, Deborah; Katovich, Steven;

Date: 2008

Source: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PA

Publication Series: Program Aid

Description: A beetle from Asia, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), was identified in July 2002 as the cause of widespread ash (Fraxinus spp.) tree decline and mortality in southeastern Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Larval feeding in the tissue between the bark and sapwood disrupts transport of nutrients and water in a tree, eventually causing branches and the entire tree to die. Tens of millions of ash trees in forest, rural, and urban areas have already been killed or are heavily infested by this pest NA-PR-02-04, Revised September 2008.

Un nuevo escarabajo exotico proveniente de Asia fue descubierto alimentandose de los fresnos (Fraxinus sp.) en el sureste de Michigan en julio del 2002. Fue identificado como Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Las larvas de este insecto se alimentan en el cambium entre la corteza y la madera, produciendo galerias que eventualmente anillan y matan ramas y arboles enteros. Las evidencias sugieren que A. planipennis ha estado establecido en Michigan por al menos de seis a diez a?os. Mas de 3000 millas cuadradas (8333 km2) en el sureste de Michigan estan infestadas y mas de 5 millones de fresnos estan muertos o estan muriendose por el ataque de la plaga. Esta plaga tambien esta establecida en Windsor, Ontario, Canada. En el 2003, algunas poblaciones recientemente establecidas fueron detectadas en otras areas al sur de Michigan y diferentes localidades en Ohio. Tambien fueron descubiertos algunos fresnos infestados provenientes de un vivero de Michigan en los estados de Maryland y Virginia. Area Noreste, enero 2005.
http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/palerts/eab/alertadeinsecto_eab_spanish.pdf

Keywords: exotic beetle, emerald ash borer, frasinus spp. Agrilus planipennis, Coleoptera: Buprestidae, larvae feed bark and wood, eab galleries, escarabajo exotico, infestados provenientes

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McCullough, Deborah ; Katovich, Steven 2008. Emerald Ash Borer Pest Alert, (English version)

El barrenador del fresno, el barrenador verde esmeralda del fresno o (Spanish version). USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PA

 


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