Spotted lanternfly

What is it?

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect from Asia, currently found in southeastern PA and surrounding areas. This pest threatens agricultural commodities such as:

  • Tree Fruit
  • Hardwood
  • Grapes
  • Landscape
  • And more.

What To Look For

This pest is about an inch long and half inch wide with wings folded.  Nymphs (immature insect) are 1/4 to 1/2 inch long and develop in four stages, all of which are wingless.  Egg masses have a gray covering which may be dry as it ages.  Older egg masses may lose their covering and appear as columns of 30 – 50 seed-like eggs, these eggs may be found on trees, rocks or other hard surfaces.

For more information about the SLF visit PennState Extension.

These Pests are:

  • Invasive
  • Destructive to Landscape / Agriculture
  • Manageable if Treated
  • Peak Egg Laying is in Fall
  • Can Survive in Winter for Spring Outbreak


Tree of Life Services can treat for Spotted Lanternflies.  Call today!


Environmentally Conscious Practices

“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.”
— Henry David Thoreau