Spotted Lanternfly: States Urge Citizens to Report Sightings of Invasive Insect Hitchhiker

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First encountered in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014, the spotted lanternfly had spread to New York, Delaware, and Virginia by early 2018. The invasive insect threatens Tree of Heaven as well as grapes, hops, and fruit trees, and it has a penchant for…

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