An introduction to Lycorma delicatula, (spotted lanternfly), an invasive insect found in eastern Pennsylvania in 2014. This presentation covers identification, the life cycle and current control practices being implemented by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Gregory Setliff, associate professor of biology at Kutztown University, has been working with his students to conduct research to find out what plants Lycorma delicatula (spotted lanternfly) will feed on throughout the growing season. Results are presented from their studies in 2015 and 2016.
Residents in infested areas are encouraged to act on their own to help in the effort to stop Lycorma delicatula (spotted lanternfly.) This presentation looks at management options property owners can use on their property throughout the year.
Residents in the infested area can participate in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's (PDA) volunteer program. Learn about what the volunteers are asked to do, what supplies are provided and how to sign up. Also hear about the PDA property treatment program that is being implemented.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine order to try to stop Lycorma delicatula (spotted lanternfly) from being spread to additional areas. This presentation provides residents with practical information about how to avoid moving this insect and how to be in compliance with the quarantine order.
Pennsylvania State Senator Judy Schwank shares this video to help Pennsylvania residents learn how to scrape and destroy spotted lanternfly egg masses.
Spotted lanternfly is a new invasive insect in Pennsylvania that has the potential to threaten several important agricultural commodities.