The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive planthopper that is native to Asia. This insect was first detected in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly feeds on a wide range of fruit, ornamental and woody trees, with tree-of-heaven being one of the preferred hosts. The damage caused by insect can impact the viticulture (grape), fruit tree, plant nursery and timber industries, thus affecting Pennsylvania’s economy. Jacob Henry, Spotted Lanternfly Operations Manager with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will discuss the spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania.
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