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)
Adaptations of the Emerald Ash Borer
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!