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Spotted Lanternfly


The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam; it is also established in South Korea, Japan and the U.S. It was first discovered in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has since spread to nearby states including New Jersey. SLF was sighted in Alpine in August, 2022. SLF feeds on a wide range of fruit, ornamental and woody trees, with tree-of-heaven being one of the preferred hosts. SLFs can be spread long distances by people who move infested material or items containing egg masses.

Visit these pages on the NJ Dept of Agriculture site and learn . . .

Why you should care
About the SLF
(Life stages, Look-alikes, Host plant information)
Homeowner resources
(Quarantine zones, Management and Control Options)

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