The Emerald Ash Tree Killers NORAH MCMILLAN

EMERALD ASH BORER CLASSIFICATION

Kingdom: Animalia-a taxinomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals. Phylum: Arthropoda-insects, spiders or crustaceans. Class: Insecta-invertabrates, have three part body(head, thorax and abdomen) Order: Coleoptera-hind wings, ETC. Family: Buprestidae-species of beetles. Genius: Agrilus-diversifying tree species. Species: Planpennis-commonly known as EAB(Emerald Ash Borer)

Views of the Emerald Ash Borer

Adaptations of the Emerald Ash Borer

Physical Adaptations

A physical adaptation is how it moves/migrates, An emerald ash borer Flies because it is an insect, it crawls on the ground in leaves and in trees. The Emerald Ash borer creates little tunnels in the tree for it to crawl though, that is how it damages and kills trees, that is why the Ash Tree Population has gone down by millions and soon will be gone!!!

Ash Borer crawling on leaves

Structural Adaptation

A Structural Adaptation is how the living organism is built/body parts. Some of the parts of the Emerald Ash Borer are: Wings, Elytra, Mouth, Antennae, Scutellum, Femur, tibula, Tarsus, Claws, Abdomen and Head. The Emerald Ash Borers body structure is close to the beetles.

Similarity between Beetle an Emerald Ash Borer

Behavioral Adaptations

A Behavioral Adaptation is how the organism behaves in there habitat/ecosystem. The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive species so there behavior is all negative to biodiversity but it benefits itself. Ash Borers are boring into Ash trees and killing them, because that is there habitat and food source.This behavior is taking away habitat/trees for other animals.

Trees that The Ash Borers are destroying

Ecosystem That The Emerald Ash Borer Invades

The Emerald Ash Borer's habitat that it invades are places with ash trees like Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and many more provinces that spreads across Canada and neighboring countries like the USA. Although they are here now they weren't always here, The Emerald Ash Borer comes from across the ocean, that is partly why they are considered and invasive species.

Emerald Ash Borers in the ash trees

How Did The Emerald Ash Borer Migrate To Canada?

Some people might be wondering were did the emerald Ash Borer come from, what was the cause of them coming here. A lot of the time the cause of an invasive species coming to another place is humans, when they move the organism or it hitches a ride on something. In this the case The Emerald Ash Borer got here by traveling on the side of big ship or in wooden crates on the ships traveling across seas from Asia.

Negative Impacts That The Emerald Ash Borer Has On Canada

There is only one negative impact The Ash Borers have on Canada, They are killing the ash trees, The Emerald Ash Borers are digging into the ash trees and building little passages. This is really bad because they have killed millions of trees across the country, if you think about this problem is taking away our oxygen!

The Trees When The Ash Borers are in them

Some Efforts To Control These Ash Tree killers

This problem with The Emerald Ash Borers is really bad and need to be stopped. Scientist have been developing traps to kill the emerald ash before they get into the tree. These are some of the traps they have developed, a glue coated green prism to catch The Ash Borer's so the scientists can investigate the bug and contains natural chemicals so it does not harm the tree, clear plastic coated in chemicals that are rapped around the tree the chemicals kill the ash borer the idea of this trap is to kill The Ash Borer before it gets into the tree, these are some of the traps that are being used to control The Emerald Ash Borer.

A video about the Emerald Ash Borer, and how to stop it from killing our ash trees!

We NEED TO take action on this problem!

SAVE THE ASH TREE'S

Credits:

Created with images by USDAgov - "emerald ash borer 3" • USDAgov - "Emerald_Ash_Borer" • Twiztedminds - "Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus Planipennis)" • USDAgov - "Adult flash feeding" • USDAgov - "Wood Packaging 1" • Twiztedminds - "Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus Planipennis)" • USDAgov - "Adult flash feeding" • USDAgov - "Emerald_Ash_Borer" • The NYSIPM Image Gallery - "Red-Headed Ash Borer" • andyarthur - "Ash Trees Along Trail" • USDAgov - "Adult flash feeding" • USDAgov - "The emerald ash borer beetle on a leaf" • goblinbox_(queen_of_ad_hoc_bento) - "E.A.B. KILLS" • Twiztedminds - "Agrilus planipennis - Emerald Ash Borer" • goblinbox_(queen_of_ad_hoc_bento) - "E.A.B. KILLS ASH" • jhritz - "Dead Tree Walking (canopy)"

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