Pa. Confirms First Spotted Lanternfly Hatch; Urges Vigilance
April 30, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today reported the first confirmed Spotted Lanternfly hatch of the year.
The first-instar nymph was located by a USDA employee April 20 in the University City section of western Philadelphia, near the University of Pennsylvania/Drexel University.
"Let's use this time at home to make a positive impact on Spotted Lanternfly this season; scrape and destroy any remaining egg masses you find and band your trees now," said Agriculture Secretary Redding. "We need every Pennsylvanian to keep their eyes peeled for this bad bug, we can't let our guard down."...