This datasheet represents an Approved Method for:
Major Hosts identified in the CAPS Host Matrix*:
*This list includes important economic or environmental hosts but does not represent all major hosts of the pest. Check CPHST pest datasheet for complete list of hosts.
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Not known to transmit any human or animal pathogens.
Plant Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Not known to vector any pathogens or other associated organisms but damage may lead to invasion by secondary pests. Armillaria spp. may occur after trees are infested (Moraal and Hilszczanski, 2000a; 2000b).
Product Name / Instructions
NAPIS Survey Method
See Silagyi et al., (2010; rev. 2011).
3031 - General Visual Observation
19 - Prism Trap, Purple
3001 - General Trapping Procedure
3015 - Cerceris Sample
Traps with different lure combinations are normally placed 30 meters (98 feet) apart.
04/17/14: For the 2014 survey season and beyond, for Cerceris surveys, you will now need to ensure that the appropriate host species (Ash for Agrilus planipennis and Oak for the other three Agrilus targets) is within a 200 meter (650 foot) radius of the sampling site.
02/27/13: When reporting data into NAPIS, use the NAPIS code 00581 - Trap;Prism;Purple (No Lure). By using this code for A. biguttatus, you are stating that you have conducted both a visual survey (as described above) and have used a purple prism trap.
07/02/12: The Cerceris Wasp Survey Protocol is now available and is listed in the References section below.
Morphological: Pupae and adults may be identified by a taxonomist. Agrilus biguttatus may be confused with indigenous and exotic buprestid species.
Present in the U.S.: Agrilus planipennis (Emerald ash borer), Agrilus cuprescens, Agrilus cyanescens, Agrilus derasofasciatus, Agrilus hypericici, Agrilus obsoletoguttatus, Agrilus pilosovittatus, and Agrilus sinuatus.
(There are 171 Agrilus species documented in America north of Mexico.)