Just had my first sighting of emerald ash borer. We knew our ash were infested, but I’d never seen the actual beetle before.
I looked down while I was in the garden and noticed a shiny bug on my shirt. Did a little googling to confirm and sure enough, it was an emerald ash borer. It was much smaller than I’d pictured. Only about half an inch long.
I know I’m on the tall side, but I don’t think I’ve been mistaken for a tree before…
Though it’s no fault of the beetle that it was transported here and is now wreaking havoc on Ontario’s ash, I did squish it. Sorry about that, my shiny friend.