We are sure you have heard of those pesky insects called Spotted Lanternfly [SLF], as they have been big news around the Commonwealth!
So, where did they come from?
The Spotted Lanternfly or Lycorma Delicatula (White), is an aggressive plant hopper, native to China, India, and Vietnam.
In 2014 – the Spotted Lanternfly made an appearance in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Since then this nuisance pest has impacted surrounding counties and other states, creating quarantine zones and mandatory awareness training for certain businesses.
Here are some facts and what to look for:
Young nymphs are born dark in color and are about the size of a tick.
As they mature they turn into a dark red color with white spots.