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As the Emerald Ash Borer Expands Its Texas Invasion, There Are Ways to Help Stop the Spread

August 12, 2022 | By Asher Elbein

In 2002, a species of small, jewel-like green beetle appeared in Detroit. Called the emerald ash borer and originally found in northeastern Asia, the beetle sought out a particular target—ash trees—to lay their eggs, leaving its larvae to feed on the trees’ insides.

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