Think you found EAB or an Infested Tree?
Go to emerald ash borer (EAB) Invader Gallery page and check out the identification information.
Is the infested tree an ash? EAB only attacks ash trees. Check out our ash ID resources.
Do you have an insect? Check out these EAB look-alikes.
In many cases, EAB is difficult to detect. Some signs that we look for include woodpecker flecking or "blonding and "s" shaped gallery, found under the bark. Check out the image gallery below for images showing these signs.
Still think you have EAB?
Please submit clear photos that show the tree canopy, bark or tree branching pattern, as well as possible signs like wood pecker flecking, or insect galleries found under the bark.
Or call the USDA APHIS hotline at 1-866-322-4512.
Eric R. Day, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org
David Cappaert, Bugwood.org
Kelly Oten, North Carolina Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Kenneth R. Law, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org