Have You Spotted Lanternfly?
Weigle, Tim; Gangloff-Kaufmann; Parker, Ryan; Grant, Jennifer; Carroll, Juliet
Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive planthopper that was first discovered in Berks County, PA in 2014 and is now established in 3 northeastern states. While no infestations have been found in New York State, spotted lanternfly adults and/or egg masses were confirmed in eight counties in 2018. The movement of spotted lanternfly has shown that it is not just an agricultural or residential pest; it has the ability to create economic damage and quality of life issues in both rural and urban settings, especially in vineyards and forest settings. Since there are no known infestations currently in NYS, the current best management practice is training in the proper identification of the different life stages of spotted lanternfly and how to report it. To this end, the NYS IPM Program is developing resources and providing outreach to all residents of New York State.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Apples; Grapes; Hops; Communication