The saga of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmare (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), in North America began on 25 June 2002, when five entomologists representing Michigan State University (MSU), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) visited Detroit to examine declining ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees.
Cappaert, David; McCullough, Deborah G.; Poland, Therese M.; Siegert, Nathan W. 2005. Emerald ash borer in North America: a research and regulatory challenge. American Entomologist. 51(3): 152-165.