If you find Spotted Lanternfly in New York:
- Take pictures of the insect, egg masses, or infestation you see and, if possible, include something for size, such as a coin or ruler.
- If possible, collect the insect. Place in a bag and freeze, or in a jar with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
- Email pictures and location email@example.com
- Note the location (street address and zip code, intersecting roads, landmarks, or GPS coordinates).
- For more information, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website page on Spotted Lanternfly.
- Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive species native to China, India, and Vietnam.
- Introduced into South Korea and spread throughout the country (approximately the size of Pennsylvania) in 3 years.
- Infestation found in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 2014. Thought to have arrived on a stone shipment in 2012.
- 13 counties in South Eastern PA are under NYS quarantine and include Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill.
- Population(s) and NYS quarantine also in Delaware (New Castle), New Jersey (Hunterdon, Mercer, Warren Counties) and Virginia (Frederick County).
- One dead insect found in Delaware County, New York, in 2017.
- In New York (2018) SLF adults or egg masses were found in Albany, Chemung, Monroe, Suffolk and Yates Counties, as well as Brooklyn and Manhattan– all thought to be hitchhikers. No infestations reported at this time.