Emerald ash borer is an invasive Asian pest of ash species in North America. All North American species of ash tested so far are susceptible to it, but there are no published reports of this insect developing fully in non-ash hosts in the field in North America. I report here evidence that EAB can attack and complete development in white fringetree, Chionanthus virginicus L., a species native to the southeastern U.S. that is also planted ornamentally.
(2014). White Fringetree, Chionanthus virginicus, As a Novel Larval Host for Emerald Ash Boer. 2014 Emerald Ash Borer National Research and Technology Development Meeting, 12.