What’s Bugging Us? New Beetle Discovered in NYC

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 06 2019

In New York City, of all places, a new species of Agrilus beetle was discovered in an historic cemetery on beech trees.

Agrilus beetles are known as jewel beetles and have over 3000 known species worldwide, the largest number of species of any genus in the animal kingdom. Other infamous members of the Agrilus genus include emerald ash borer and other flatheaded borers.

This new speci...

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