Spotted Lanternfly – Where Have You Seen Them?
by Brian Coll
So, like many of you I heard about the Spotted lanternfly a couple of years ago. I heard it was an invasive insect who laid its eggs on trees and did damage to crops and the trees they used to host their eggs. I first saw these insects a couple of years ago at a playground in Doylestown. I thought I would see more but oddly enough they seemed to stay a little north of our area until this year. I noticed a few at a friends house in Plymouth near the mall and this weekend I saw one or two in my backyard and then this morning I found one on the steps at my shop in the center of Conshohocken.
So…. where have you seen them?
From what I’ve been told and have read, we are supposed to kill them if we can when we see them.
Here is what they look like:
They aren’t ugly, you could think it’s a butterfly the first time you see one…… We used images found on the PA Dept of Agriculture website.
If you see one, they are asking that you report it. You can use this link to find the info and phone number: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx
Here is the phone numbers :
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