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Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)

Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive pest from Asia that feeds on 100 plant species! This species is established in Pennsylvania, and has been spotted in New Jersey. This pest can be devastating to agriculture, and many relevant agencies in New York are involved in early detection efforts, so we can mitigate the damage to our state.

Ailanthus

The Spotted Lanternfly has an obligate host species, Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), which is present in our region. Identifying this tree can help us look for spotted lanternfly; we can  place sticky traps designed to capture SLF nymphs. Learn how to identify this species here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pRQKO0axOo

 

Lifecycle

Learning about a species lifecycle can help you identify throughout the year. Learn more about Spotted Lanternfly’s life cycle here:slf_lifecycle.pdf

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We Need Lanternfly Spotters!

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CRISP is looking for volunteer Lanternfly Spotters to monitor for Spotted Lanternfly. Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive pest from Asia that feeds on 100 plant species including tree-of-heaven and threatens New York's apple and grape crops. Here's how you can help!