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Subject: Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) discovered in Indiana
Date posted: April 29, 2004
Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
The USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory confirmed the presence of Agrilus planipennis, the emerald ash borer (EAB), from Steuben County, Indiana, which is a new state record for the beetle. EAB has previously been confirmed in Michigan, Ohio, and very limited distribution within Maryland and Virginia. Surveys for EAB will be conducted to determine the number of hosts available and the extent of the infestation. The Jamestown Township in Steuben County, Indiana will be quarantined.


For the whole story, visit the following IDNR website:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/pestinfo/ashborer.htm