ALERT: Spotted Lanternfly – See it, Report it!
What Is The Spotted Lanternfly?
Spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper native to Southeast Asia. It was first discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014 and has since spread to neighboring counties and states.
The pest gets its name from spots that decorate its back and wings, and is quite attractive with its wings spread to show vivid red, black and white areas.
But make no mistake about it – this insect wreaks havoc wherever it goes, killing trees, plants and crops and causing millions of dollars in damage!
SPOTTED LANTERNFLIES HAVE NOW BEEN FOUND THROUGHOUT PALMYRA! PLEASE REPORT ANY SIGHTINGS BY USING THE NJ SPOTTED LANTERNFLY HOTLINE AT
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Areas
The NJ Department of Agriculture confirmed that the spotted lanternfly has been detected in parts of Burlington (including Palmyra), Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem, Somerset and Warren counties in New Jersey. As a result, these counties are now under quarantine.
Checklist for residents living in Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Areas
If you are moving any of the articles listed out of the county, please check carefully for spotted lanternfly and certify that you have done so.
SEE IT, REPORT IT
Click on the above link to learn more.