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
- 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:
- Destructive to Landscape / Agriculture
- Manageable if Treated
- Peak Egg Laying is in Fall
- Can Survive in Winter for Spring Outbreak
CALL FOR HELP!
Tree of Life Services can treat for Spotted Lanternflies. Call today!