Japanese beetle

USDA

The destructive emerald ash borer has been discovered for the first time in Whiteside County. It's the closest find to date in Illinois to the Iowa border.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture received confirmation that a beetle collected on the county fairgrounds in Morrison is an emerald ash borer (EAB).  An alert forestry technician with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources spotted a distressed ash tree on the property.

Illinois Sees Decline In Japanese Beetle Numbers

Jul 17, 2013
Jacqui Stephens

Illinois' Japanese beetle population is on the decline this summer. But experts say it's too soon for plant enthusiasts to start cheering.