Spotted Lanternfly

Treatment Options

  1. 1. Scrape all egg masses you can safely reach

  2. 2.Utilize IPM practices when applying Registered Pesticides

  3. 3.Trunk-applied Systemic Pesticide of Dinotefuran has shown quick control that lasts 1 year.  Any insect that feeds on the a systemically treated tree will succumb to the pesticide.

  4. 4.Contact pesticide sprays will control presently active insects.  Insects flying in from adjacent trees onto the sprayed tree will not be controlled. 

Host Plants in our Area

  1. 1.Ailanthus

  2. 2.Silver Maple

  3. 3.Walnut

  4. 4.Grape

  5. 5.Fruit Tree(s)

  6. 6.Red Maple

  7. 7.Sumac

Look for Eggs on:

  1. 1.Any Stationary Smooth surface such as but not limited to:

  2. -rocks

  3. -RV’s

  4. -fence posts

  5. -kids play sets

  6. -BBQ grills

  7. -utility poles

  1. 2.Trees that Ive seen egg masses on are:

  2. -Pin & Black Oak

  3. -Silver & Red Maple

  4. -Ailanthus

  5. -Sumac

  6. -Shagbark Hickory

  7. -Honey Locust

  1. - September 22, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, confirmed the presence the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, (WHITE)) in Berks County, Pennsylvania

  2. - It is a plant hopper insect native to China, India and Vietnam, and has been introduced in South Korea and Japan.

  3. -Spotted Lanternfly is known utilize more than 70 species, 25 of which also occur in Pennsylvania, including cultivated grapes, fruit trees, and hardwood species.

  4. -This pest poses a significant threat to the state’s more than $20.5 million grape, nearly $134 million apple, and more than $24 million stone fruit industries, as well as the hardwood industry in Pennsylvania which accounts for $12 billion in sales.


Background of the Spotted Lanternfly

Management Timeline

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