Spotted Lanternfly Discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White), an invasive planthopper, has been discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is native to China, India, Vietnam, and introduced to Korea where it has become a major pest. This insect has the potential to greatly impact the grape, hops and logging industries. Early detection is vital for the protection of Pennsylvania businesses and agriculture.

If you live outside of the current quarantine area in Pennsylvania and find a spotted lanternfly, report it. Learn more about what to look for and how to report your findings.

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