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Lycorma delicatula (White) - Lycorma delicatula

Lycorma delicatula (White) - Lycorma delicatula
Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 22, 2014
Lycorma Delicatula, The Spotted Lanternfly, a new first in nation record
Currently the subject of a quarantine.

The Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White), an invasive planthopper has been discovered in Berks County. The pest is native to China, India, Japan, Vietnam, and introduced to Korea where it is a pest. This pest attacks many hosts including grapes, apple, pines, stone fruits, and Tree of Heaven and has the potential to greatly impact the grape, fruit tree, and logging industries.

I unlinked the original set of four images... linking is reserved for different views of the same individual. Don't know why I didn't think to do that earlier. :)

Moved from ID Request.

Went ahead and created the page. It can always be deleted if the consensus is that the insect is not yet sufficiently established.

was this intercepted or established?
If this is only an interception, the image can be moved to 'Accidental Adventives' portion of BugGuide.

It is at least a 3 year old established population.

Is there potential for eradic
Is there potential for eradication or are you guys just working to slow the spread?

Eradication and suppression
Eradication is currently being examined by the USDA and a working group of scientists, researchers, and federal agencies. Currently no formal actions plans have been developed. However a multitude of options are being examined such as sterile male release, tree removal, chemical control, tree removal, and others.

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