Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive plant hopper native to China that has been moving through Pennsylvania since it was first discovered there in 2014. Last year, a dead adult lanternfly was found in Delaware County, NY. This insect could represent millions of dollars in lost revenue to New York’s fruit industries.
Come learn about the invasive spotted lanternfly, how to identify both it and its invasive host, tree of heaven. Learn who to report sightings of this pest to, and where to check for egg masses.
Thumbnail photo credit: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture