spotted lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly on the move in Indiana

Seen in July in Indiana’s Huntington County, the invasive spotted lanternfly has officially migrated to northern Indiana, just one year after its initial sighting in Switzerland County. Cliff Sadof, professor of entomology and Purdue Extension... more »

Michigan confirms spotted lanternfly detection

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has confirmed the state’s first detection of spotted lanternfly. A small population of the pest was detected in Pontiac in Oakland County, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture... more »

Spotted lanternfly hits northern, southern Indiana

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was found in late July in Huntington, Indiana. This federally regulated invasive species is a serious new pest that harms plants by slowing their growth and reducing fruit production, especially in... more »

Funding for spotted lanternfly treatment available for New Jersey counties

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has announced that reimbursement funding is available for all New Jersey counties for treatment of the spotted lanternfly. The funding amount can be as much as $15,000 and possibly... more »

Spotted lanternfly arrives in North Carolina’s Forsyth County

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed the first established presence of the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in the state. Initial surveys indicate the known distribution of the pest is... more »

$17.5M of emergency funds tapped for fighting spotted lanternfly

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Feb. 7 announced $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania. "We've seen a dramatic expansion in the range of this... more »

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