If you find Spotted Lanternfly in New York:
- Take a photo and report it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remove the Spotted Lanternfly, kill, place in a sealed bag, and dispose in the garbage.
- 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 are now under quarantine in South Eastern PA which include Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill.
- Populations also found in 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.