Michela Centinari, Ph.D., Heather L Leach
This fact sheet provides identification, damage, quarantine, and management information for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive sap-feeding planthopper that feeds on the vine trunk, shoots, and leaves of grape plants, among other crops.
This article summarizes one method of capturing and killing spotted lanternfly (SLF): placing sticky bands on trees.
This insect is considered a threat to some crops and many people are working to try to prevent it from spreading.
To prevent the movement of this insect, avoid moving yard waste such as woody plant debris (fallen trees or branches and tree trimmings) outside the quarantine area.
Some tips to help you avoid spreading Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) regulations.