It might sound like a B-grade horror movie, with a title like “Killer Baby Bug Eats Victims Alive.” But it’s a true tale, and it’s unfolding now in Northern Virginia.
The insect’s prey is not human, but ash trees. The “killer” is the emerald ash borer, which is smaller than a penny and, as its name indicates, is metallic green. This beetle has killed tens of millions of trees in the United States and Canada since its initial discovery in 2002. […]