Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive species native to China, India, and Vietnam.
In locations where it has become established, the Spotted Lanternfly has led to serious crop losses for fruit growers and has become a significant nuisance in residential landscapes.
Initial infestation found in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 2014. Thought to have arrived on a stone shipment in 2012.
14 counties in PA are under NYS quarantine and include Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, 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, Westchester, and Yates Counties, as well as Brooklyn and Manhattan– all thought to be hitchhikers. No infestations reported at this time.
Confirmed Spotted Lanternfly Locations
Funding by New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, and the Northeastern IPM Center.