Insects and Spiders - native

unknown on Dec 29, 2023

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

Emerald ash borer beetle


Thank you for your report! EAB overwinters as a grub inside its galleries and would not be active as an adult beetle right now, but this is the reason that firewood should not be moved.

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 other Oregon insects that could be mistaken for EAB

Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
Jan. 2, 2024, 2:08 a.m.