Departmental News

Eye of the Beetle

Recently EAB has been detected in Colorado, and just this spring it was confirmed in Nebraska and Texas. Researchers have been doing more than just watching the migration patterns -- they've been studying how the creature sees in hopes of helping to slow it.

New EAB Look Alike

A municipal forester in southwest Oregon noted these imature ash plant bugs (Tropidosteptes spp.; left). They do not strongly resemble EAB, but you may notice the damage or receive client questions about these bugs on ash.

New EAB Look Alike

An Oregon homeowner found and reported this insect (left). It's the western cedar borer (Trachykele blondeli). Although it looks similar to EAB, this buprestid only targets western redcedar and a few other related species (not ash, like EAB).