English Name: Spotted Lanternfly Scientific Name: Lycorma delicatula (White, 1845)
Origin: China, India, and Vietnam. Also reported in South Korea, Australia, America, and Europe. In the US: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Size: 17-25mm (0.7-1.0") Rarity Level: ★ Description: The spotted lanternfly, originated from northern China, is a serious pest due to their high reproductive capacity and a large range of host plants. In the U.S., they are first recorded in Pennsylvania in September 2014 then spread out in adjacent states. Although they are not a native species in the US, they have been recorded in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Spotted Lanternfly feeds on a wide range of fruit, ornamental and woody trees, with tree-of-heaven being one of the preferred hosts. They are very quickly develop and reproduce. This pest can seriously impact the country's grape, orchard, and logging industries.
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