Subject: Black insect with white spots
Geographic location of the bug: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found these on my azalea. We live in the woods and have never seen anything like it. It doesn’t seem to have a hard shell like a beetle but maybe it’s in the early stages of life.
How you want your letter signed: Nikki
These are Spotted Lanternfly nymphs, an invasive species recently introduced from Asia.
Comment from Annette on Facebook: OP, you need to report this. I don’t condone killing insects, but this one is a threat to our state. Google what to do if you find spotted lanternfly.
Update: Report sightings to Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.