spotted lanternfly

Fighting the Spotted Lanternfly in Winter

Spotted lanternfly eggs photo by Luke Hearon CC 2.0

The flying scourge called spotted lanternfly was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014, less than a decade ago. Their destructive tendencies quickly made headlines around the mid-Atlantic states. Now, a post from the Massachusetts Introduced Pest Outreach Project says, "Our spotted lanternfly (SLF) survey crew has already located and destroyed over 5,500 SLF egg masses in infested areas so far this winter!"

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