Watch for Spotted Lanternfly
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive insect from China. The insect was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014 but has since spread to Maryland, Delaware, New York, and Virginia. This pest is thought to be heading our way.
Spotted lanternfly feeds on over 60 species of woody plants, including fruit trees and grapevines. The insect prefers to feed on another invasive species, tree-of-heaven, so removing this plant from your property will help control spotted lanternfly.
If you find a spotted lanternfly, take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call 1-800-206-9333.
More Information and Resources for Identifying Spotted Lanternfly:
Information on Tree-of-Heaven: