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MAZINAIGANPAGE20SPRINGSUMMER2014KIDSPAGEEABfactsTheEmeraldAshBorerEABisaninvasiveinsect.ThismeansthattheEABisnotfromthisareaanditcantakethefoodandwaterfromanotherspeciesthathasalwayslivedthere.Thebeetlesaremetallicgreenandare12inchlongand18inchwide.Theadultbeetlecanliveforonlytwotothreeweeks.Asyoucanseefromthepictureofthepennytheadultbeetlesareverysmallbuttheyarecaus-ingbigproblemsforashtrees.PhotoofEABonpenneybyHowardRussellMichiganStateUniversityBugwood.org.EABisabeetlethatcametotheUnitedStatesfromAsia.ThisbeetleprobablyarrivedintheUnitedStatesinwoodpackagingmaterials.TheEABhaskilledmillionsofashtreesthroughoutNorthAmericasinceitwasdiscoveredin2002.Thisbeetleattacksalltypesofashtrees.HowdoestheEABaffecttheashtreesTheEABfeedonlyonashtrees.TheEABaffectshealthyaswellasunhealthytrees.EmeraldAshBorereggshatchinsevento10days.AfterhatchingtheimmatureEABcalledlarvaepronouncedlahr-veecreateS-shapedtun-nelsunderthebark.Thesetunnelscutofftheflowofwaterandnutrientsthetreeneedstosurviveandeventuallythetreedies.EABlarvaedothemostdamagetothetrees.WhenadultbeetlesexitatreeinMaythroughJulytheyleaveaD-shapedexitholeinthebark.TheadultEABfeedsontheleavesoftheashtrees.CirclethefirewoodyourfamilyshouldchooseFirewoodyoubroughtwithyoufromalongwayawayFirewoodyouboughtnearoratthecampgroundSomethingbadmightbehidingunderthebarkofyourfirewoodConnectthedotstosee...ReprintedfromUnitedStatesDepartmentofAgricultureAnimalandPlantHealthInspectionService.OurtreesareunderattackJointhefighttostoptheEmeraldAshBorerEABEmeraldAshBorerlarvae.Reprintedfromemeraldashborer.infoTotheRightEABS-shapedtunnels.PhotobyC.AsaroVirginiaDepartmentofForestryBugwood.orgEABadultemergingfromD-shapedhole.PhotobyMissouriDepartmentofCon-servation.SKCATTAENJXSELLJVZEUEAHUEIVFENBADASABIREHAVAPEFRGAOSVREEGEXMFNATAGDWITIALRLLAOZSGETREENOSEDSHAPEDDTPWhatcanyoudoTheEABcanmoveshortdistancesonitsownbyflyingfromtreetotree.Itmoveslongdistancesbycatchingarideinashtreesorashfirewoodthatismovedbypeople.TheadultEABdonotusuallyflyfarfromwheretheyemergefromthetreeiftherearemoreashtreesnearby.TheEABismostlyspreadlongdistancesbypeoplemovingit.DontmovefirewoodTofindoutifEABisinyourstategotowww.emeraldashborer.infomap.cfmsthash.VbNfY8rK.dpbsTolearnmoreaboutEABvisithttpstopthebeetle.infohttpemeraldashborer.infohttpsdatcpservices.wisconsin.goveabhttpwww.youtube.comwatchvKJqnfWecZ9UADULTASHATTACKBEETLED-SHAPEDEABFIREWOODGREENLARVAELEAFPESTS-SHAPEDHINTHyphensarenotusedinthewordsearchpuzzle.EABWordSearch