Upcoming SLF Educational Opportunities

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With the recent announcement made about spotted lanternfly (SLF) yesterday by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), people may be seeking educational opportunities to learn more and stay up-to-date on this new invasive species officially detected in Ohio. 


The first program is part of Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) and is scheduled tomorrow, Thursday October 29 at 11 am EST. The session topic is: What We Know So Far -- How Feeding & Mating Behavior are Related to Lycorma delicatula Flight Dispersal


Tom Baker with Penn State University's Dept. of Entomology will be presenting this free virtual program. The presentation involves the study of flight dispersal of Lycorma delicatula in PA -- are there predictable directional and distance components that could help predict new locations to which the infestations may spread? In 2017 and 2018, adults were observed launching themselves into the wind from all types of host and non-host trees, or from porches, posts and other human-made structures. 


To learn more and check out this session live, or catch the recording at a later date, visit the regional EAB website at: 





Life Stages of SLF
Photo Credit: Amy Stone, OSU Extension - Lucas County 


The second opportunity will be offered on Friday, November 13 from 10 am - 12 pm as part of OSU's Woodland Stewards Program, Spotting the Spot: A National and State Update on the Spotted Lanternfly


The session will address what’s is happening in the world of SLF. Participants will learn the latest on SLF in the US and in Ohio – where is it and what can you do. From trapping and monitoring (humans and dogs), to its modes of movement (natural and human assisted)– this one is a hitch hiker, and the latest on host plant observations and research, you won’t want to miss this update.


Credits for this session include: SAF CFE's - 2.0 hrs and ISA Credits:  Certified Arborist: 2 Utility Specialist: 2 Municipal Specialist: 2 BCMA - Science: 1 BCMA - Practice: 1 TW Climber Specialist: 2 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 2


To register for this free virtual session, check out this link:




In addition to these two educational programs, stay tuned to BYGL for timely updates on SLF.