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Cerceris fumipennis - a biosurveillance tool for Emerald Ash Borer

Published: Tue, 03 May 2016, 17:10
Last updated: Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 14:37
The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) (EAB) is devastating eastern North America’s ash trees, girdling and killing the host. EAB has proven difficult to detect using traditional methods of ground/visual surveys and sticky traps, both of which are costly, labour- intensive and at times destructive or impractical. Biosurveillance, using another species to survey for a pest species, offers an alternative approach for the detection and survey of EAB populations. This guide describes the use of a native wasp, Cerceris fumipennis (Say) as a biosurveillance tool to detect and monitor for EAB in Canada and the United States. The guide is available in English and French.
Resource provide by:
  • NPPO of Canada
URL: click here
Type of contact: NPPO
  • Advocacy
  • Case study
  • Data sheet
  • Manual/Guide
  • Pest information
  • Specific pest control manual

A104-76-2009-eng - Cerceris fumipennis - A biosurveillance tool for EAB.pdf
A104-76-2009-fra - Cerceris fumipennis - Un outil pour la biosurveillance de l'agrile du frene.pdf