Invasive Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey

Subject:  Moth in NJ
Geographic location of the bug:  Central New Jersey, USA
Date: 08/17/2021
Time: 10:14 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi WtB,
I’ve been hanging out with this moth recently, but have not been able to identify it after looking through lists of moths native to the area, hoping you can help me out.
Location: New Jersey, USA
Season:   Summer (early August)
Thank you so much for your work!!
How you want your letter signed:  Friend of Moth

Spotted Lanternfly

Dear Friend of Moth,
Alas, this is not a Moth.  It is a Spotted Lanternfly, a recently introduced invasive species from Asia.

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