from Ohio Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture-Division of Forestry, The Ohio State University, Cleveland Metroparks, and USDA – APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) assemble to scout for Spotted Lanternfly in potentially infested areas in and around Cleveland – Cuyahoga County including Mill Creek Metropark, Paramelt, and St Joseph Cemetery. Additionally, and area in Amherst located in Lorain County was inspected and sprayed.
The group assembled on June 28th and 29th. Agency participation included from ODA, Dave Adkins and Scott Chelsa, ODNR Division of Forestry Zoe Crist, Joe Ball, and Taylor Dawes, US Forest Service - Ivich Fraser, USDA-Aphis Avi Eitam,Terri Nagao, and Mark Hitchcox, Cleveland Metroparks Connie Hausman, Megan Powell, and Sarah Eysenbach, The Ohio State University Jim Jasinski, Ashley Leach, and Thomas deHaas. Scouting occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The group surveyed Garfield Park,
and Mill Creek Park on Tuesday morning.
and trapping were used.
A small number of 2nd instar nymphs were found at the site.
Next some of the group inspected Paramelt, a processing plant near West 117 in Cleveland.
A number of nymphs were discovered including several 4th instar nymphs.
Most nymphs were found feeding on Tree of Heaven,
but some were found on grapevines.
Honeydew was present on several grape leaves.
Next Saint Joseph Cemetery on the near east side of Cleveland was searched.
A large population of nymphs was detected.
The majority were found feeding on Tree of Heaven.
They seemed to congregate in groups on the central leader
as well as on the midvein of the leaves.
Finally, Amherst was scouted,
and several nymphs were detected.
The sites at Paramelt, St Joseph and Amherst were all sprayed to help control the spread.
Please continue to look for Spotted Lanternfly and contact Ohio Department of Agriculture if you detect it.
Remember to take a picture and mark the location.
The following is a short video showing scouting and spraying:
We need your help. Keep Scouting!!!