Fighting the Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly
Photo: Lawrence Barringer

The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula is a plant hopper (Fulgoridae) native to south and east Asia. It was first detected in southeastern Pennsylvania in 2014. Evidence from egg masses suggest it has been in the US since at least 2012. The US would like to stop it from spreading and have quarantined counties in Pennsylvania where the pest is located.

The native host of the spotted laternfly is Tree of Heaven, also an invasive species….

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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