NHBugs

Protecting trees and forests

Invasive Insect Reporting Form

Use this form to report any suspected invasive insect.

If you have questions about invasive insects, call the UNH Cooperative Extension Forestry Information Center at 1-800-444-8978.

To take pictures of a fast-moving insect, slow it down by placing it in the freezer for at least an hour before taking the picture. Upload the picture(s) below.

Store the insect in a tupperware-like container until you hear from us. We will either tell you to release the insect or give you instructions about mailing it, delivering it or arranging for pick-up.

Emerald Ash Borer - click for details

Use this form to report a possible emerald ash borer sighting in New Hampshire. Capture and preserve the insect if possible (place in freezer or in a jar with rubbing alcohol), or provide a photo of the tree damage, insect or damaged wood. Before submitting a report, please look at signs and symptoms or these pictures of emerald ash borer insects, damage and look-alikes. Emerald ash borer only infests true ashes (Fraxinus sp.). If you can, use this ash tree identification guide to verify the tree is an ash. When in doubt, upload a picture to this website.

All reports will be reviewed by our entomologists, and you may be contacted for a site visit if a follow-up is necessary.

Are you reporting a live insect? Before filing a report, compare your insect to some look-alikes.
If it isn't emerald ash borer or an ash tree, there is no need to file a report.
Are you reporting suspicious ash tree damage? Look for these signs:
Emerald Ash Borer exit hole Larval tunnels under bark Epicormic sprouting under die-back
Tiny, D-shaped exit hole (Photo via bugwood.org) Serpentine larval tunnels under the bark (Photo via USDA) Upper 1/3 die-back of tree followed by shrubby resprouting underneath (Photo via USDA) Excessive woodpecker feeding

Asian Longhorned Beetle - click for details

If you think you have an Asian lognhorned beetle, this is the view we need:

Contact Information

Location of Sighting

(If there is no street address, note closest street intersection and provide details below.)

Sighting Details

If you have images of the insect, tree damage, etc. please upload them below.

Please make sure to click the Upload button after browsing for the image on your computer, to ensure that it is attached to your submission.

Please upload an image of the insect, tree damage, or location
Please upload an image of the insect, tree damage, or location
Please upload an image of the insect, tree damage, or location
Describe the site in as much detail as you can (a park, a business name, etc.). Please use any landmarks you observed at the site to help indicate the exact location.
(Color, size, shape, etc.)
Describe any tree damage seen, if any [NOTE: Emerald ash borer only attacks ash trees, genus Fraxinus.] (Holes in tree [indicate size and shape], S-shaped tunnels in bark, dieback of upper canopy of tree, etc.)
(If you have any other questions or issues not addressed in this form, let us know here)