What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  unidentified bug
Geographic location of the bug:  SE Penna, deciduous woods
Date: 09/05/2017
Time: 05:01 PM EDT
saw this guy on a deck at a house in the woods, mid-day
How you want your letter signed:  tony ryan

Spotted Lanternfly

Dear Tony,
The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive exotic species from Asia that has become established in Pennsylvania.  The bright red, spotted nymphs are quite distinctive.  According to BugGuide:  “SIGHTING REPORTS WANTED: Experts are working to delimit the current population and find new infestations of this species. Please report sightings on the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture website.  earliest NA record: PA 2014.”

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: pennsylvania

One Response to Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania

  1. Captain Joseph ANTHONY says:

    This past summer, not knowing about the bugs, I had a swarm of white cicada,(that is the name under the red bug shown in this page. I didn’t see them land but saw maybe 50-70 on a branch of my river birch. I sprayed them and some fell off. I then cut the branch off and placed it and the Cicada in a plastic bag, sprayed in the bag an placed it in the trash.

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