Subject: Stumped me!
Geographic location of the bug: Poconos, PA
Time: 07:39 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I’m the go-to bug identification nerd for friends and family; if I don’t know them outright, I can almost always track them down on What’s That Bug. This one, though, evades me. Any chance you can help out? this is the only photo they got. Thanks very much.
How you want your letter signed: Rob W.
This is an invasive, exotic Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, and according to BugGuide: “Native to China, India, Japan and Vietnam; invasive in Korea and in our area” and “earliest NA record: PA 2014.”