Day 109 | April 19, 2014


Emerald Ash Borer trap hanging in an Ash tree. Photo courtesy of Clemson Invasive Species program.

Have you seen the big purple trap?

Surveyors working for Clemson's Invasive Species Program have placed over 300 of these traps in ash trees throughout South Carolina.  The sticky traps contain pheromone lures that attract emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), an invasive insect that has killed millions of ash trees in North America. The metallic green beetle was found in both North Carolina and Georgia last summer, but has yet to be detected in our state.

Learn more about EAB and the trapping survey on the EAB website >


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