Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania

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.”

2 thoughts on “Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania”

  1. WE have a honeydew infestation problem that is out of this world
    Totally eval… The lantern fly looks close to what WE see but the only way to see our buggy boes is with a diamond scope. They look like a piece of lint – dust – pepper- ranging from white to dark. I believe it came in with the honeydew secretion
    I have no idea what I’m up against.


  2. 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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