The spotted lanternfly, also known as Chinese blistering cicada, is a planthopper native to China and Southeastern Asia. Discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014, the spotted lanternfly presents a threat to both woody and non-woody hosts that are present throughout the United States. While their list of hosts is large, the greatest agricultural concern falls on grapes, hops, apples, blueberries, and stone fruits. Effort is underway to try to eradicate this insect in Pennsylvania. However, in 2018, it was found in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.
NYS IPM Type: Invasive and Exotic Fact Sheet
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Apples; Apricots; Cherries; Peaches and Nectarines; Plums; Grapes; Hops