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Differential response in foliar chemistry of three ash species to emerald ash borer adult feeding

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Chen, Yigen; Whitehill, Justin G.A.; Bonello, Pierluigi; Poland, Therese M.

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Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37: 29-39.


The emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire; Coleoptera: Buprestidae), is an exotic wood-boring beetle that has been threatening North American ash (Fraxinus spp.) resources since its discovery in Michigan and Ontario in 2002. In this study, we investigated the phytochemical responses of the three most common North American ash species (black, green, and white ash) in northeastern USA to EAB adult feeding.


Agrilus planipennis; Fraxinus; plant defense; phenolics; volatile organic compounds; VOCs; Coleoptera; Buprestidae


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