An--called the emerald ash borer beetle
is killing off North America's ash trees.
It resists the European corn borer beetle
, some moth pests, and withstands the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium.
It is estimated that the arrival of the large grain borer beetle
into Tanzania cost the African country half a billion dollars in lost maize.
The cactus borer beetle
kills the plant by laying its larvae in the cactus' stem; the larvae eat their way out and hatch into adults.
Photo: (1--color) Bill Blackstone keeps an eye on his creations - clockwise from bottom, a pine borer beetle
, a salmon fly and a green Japanese beetle.
For example, the emerald ash borer beetle
lives underneath the bark of ash firewood, and when it's moved from one place to another -- say, from your home to your campsite -- you've just given the pest a free ride to a new location.
A new Farmer-to-Farmer video about Integrated Beetle Management is available online to help farmers manage the coffee berry borer beetle
A wood boring insect often found in roof or floor timbers is the bark borer beetle
Their pesticide formulation and hand-held injection system has been a valuable tool in the fight against the emerald ash borer beetle
In Arkansas, the legislation is desperately needed to reduce the threat of forest fires, stop the spread of the red oak borer beetle
and help the timber industry--or so timber industry groups say.
Tens of millions of ash trees, from forests to neighborhoods, have been killed by the emerald ash borer beetle
But in recent years, there's been an explosion of European green crab in the nets of Maritimer fishermen, mountain pine beetles are destroying British Columbia forests, the emerald ash borer beetle
is chewing up trees in southern Ontario, and monstrous Asian silver carp in the Illinois River are threatening the Great Lakes.
Consider this: the Emerald Ash Borer beetle
has destroyed over 30 million ash trees to date in the United States and Canada.