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2015

Spotted Lanternfly Now Found In Portions of Four PA Counties
November 6, 2015
The spotted lanternfly has now been found in one additional municipality in Berks County; an additional township in Montgomery County and has appeared in parts of Bucks and Chester Counties. The additional quarantined municipalities include Boyertown Borough, Berks County; Douglass Township, Montgomery County; Milford Township including Trumbauersville Borough, Bucks County; and South Coventry Township, Chester County.
Another Berks County Township Added to Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone
September 15, 2015
Harrisburg, Pa. — Berks County has another township under quarantine due to the Spotted Lanternfly. The invasive insect, which was new to the United States last fall, continues to impact the county.
Additional Berks County Township Quarantined Following Spotted Lanternfly Discovery
September 1, 2015
Another Berks County township is quarantined in the fight to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect new to the United States that was first found in the area last fall.
State Agriculture Department Expands Spotted Lanternfly Surveillance to Lehigh, Montgomery Counties
July 14, 2015
Harrisburg, PA - As Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture officials continue their work with federal and local partners to confirm and eradicate the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in Berks County, the state announced today that it is expanding surveillance efforts to neighboring Lehigh and Montgomery counties. While there is no indication the pest has spread, officials believe this is a prudent, precautionary measure.
Video: Spotted Lanternfly in Berks County
June 16, 2015
From County Connection (bctv.org). Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach discusses the infestation of the Spotted Lanternfly in Berks County with Penn State Extension District Director Greg Gnatt and horticulture educator Emelie Swackhamer.
Spotted lanternfly 1st instar nymph
May 21, 2015
A first instar nymph of the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, from the quarantine area in eastern Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Host Plants Used by Spotted Lanternfly
April 24, 2015
We get many questions about the host plants used by Spotted Lanternfly. In most of the articles about Spotted Lanternfly there are references to “over 65 host plants”.
Spotted Lanternfly Volunteer Tree Banding Program
March 31, 2015
Since spotted lanternfly is known to be established in only a few properties in Eastern Berks County, and has the potential to severely impact a number of agricultural commodities, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture is attempting to eradicate this new pest to North America.
Spotted Lanternfly Update: Early Spring 2015
March 30, 2015
In America we have never observed spotted lanternfly nymphs, so we don’t know first-hand about their habits or schedules. What we know is gleaned from research papers written by Asian scientists in the areas where spotted lanterfly is native.