Insects and Spiders - native

unknown on Jul 31, 2022

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

An emerald tree borer landed on a post of a building while I was watering plants. This is private property with gardens. We don’t have ash trees on our property. Flew off before I could get a photo.

Commentary

Thank you for your report! There are a number of iridescent green look-alike beetles in Oregon that are not pests. I am attaching a link to the ODA EAB webpage with some photos of Oregon insects that could be mistaken for EAB

https://www.oregon.gov/oda/programs/IPPM/SurveyTreatment/Documents/EABLookAlikes.pdf

Tom Valente
Aug. 1, 2022, 10:37 a.m.