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Species Lycorma delicatula - Spotted Lanternfly

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Fulgoromorpha (Planthoppers)
Superfamily Fulgoroidea
Family Fulgoridae (Fulgorid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Aphaeninae
Genus Lycorma
Species delicatula (Spotted Lanternfly)
Other Common Names
Spot Clothing Wax Cicada
Explanation of Names
Lycorma delicatula (White 1845)
NY-VA (DE, NY, VA); Native to China, India, Japan and Vietnam; invasive in Korea and in our area(1).
Uses the tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) as its primary host but is known to feed on 103 plants—of which 56 are present in North America - Entomology Today
Life Cycle

Interesting post on iNaturalist here
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earliest NA record: PA 2014(1)

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Print References
Kim J.G., Lee E.-H., Seo Y.-M., Kim N.-Y. (2011) Cyclic behavior of Lycorma delicatula (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) on host plants. J. Insect Behav. 24: 423-435. (Full text)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Canadian Food Inspection 2016)
Pest profile (Dara 2014)