Geographic location of the bug: Brenigsville , Pa.
Time: 04:11 PM EDT
Working in a development, storm water basin . Haven’t been able to identify so far . Is it native or invasive?
How you want your letter signed: Andy
Alas, this is an invasive, exotic Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula. According to BugGuide: “native to China, India, Japan and Vietnam; invasive in Korea and in our area (PA)(1); currently (2017) known from 4 counties in PA” and “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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The spotted lanternfly have invaded southeast Pennsylvania. Towns are on “quarantine” to try and prevent spreading. Please visit this website for information and to report a sighting.