Thursday, August 2, 2012

Green Bug

Martha and I found this robust green bug at Desmond Landing along the St. Clair River in Port Huron on Tuesday. I thought it might be an Emerald Ash Borer, the nemesis invasive insect that is killing the ash trees in the Midwest.

We trapped the bug in a napkin with a coffee cup lid, sealed it in a zip lock bag, and I put it in the freezer when we got home. It should be good and dead by the time Max and Finn get here this weekend when we will get out the microscope and look at the bug (and the bug's parts) more closely.

I spent a few minutes on the Emerald Ash Borer information website this morning and it looks like this is not an EAB. That website has lots of identification information, lots of it in PDF format, and makes one realize how many green bugs there are in the world of insects.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

1 comment:

  1. My vote would be a Japanese Beetle.