spotted lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly infestation found in Ohio at 3 different locations. What can you do? SCOUT!

Spotted Lanternfly Lycorma delicatula infestation have been confirmed in 3 different locations in Ohio. Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed an active infestation in Mingo Junction in southeast Ohio and two separate infestations in Cuyahoga County. What can you do? SCOUT!
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Thomas deHaas
Amy Stone

ODA Confirms Spotted Lanternfly in Cuyahoga County

Earlier today, September 2, 2021, the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced a population of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) has been found on the east side of Cleveland. The information in this alert is from the announcement that ODA distributed today.

 

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) was notified of the initial discovery by a tree care professional on August 26, 2021.

 

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources Announces First Find of Spotted Lanternfly in Indiana

On Friday, June 23, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced the first detection of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in Indiana. This find is a reminder to be on the look out for this invasive species and report and suspect finds in Ohio. Reports can be made using the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App, or contacting the Ohio Department of Agriculture by email (plantpest@agri.ohio.gov), phone (614-728-6400), or using the online reporting form on their website at: https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/invasive-pests/slf
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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Information

A quarantine is established to contain, or reduce the potential spread, of an identified pest. Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has expanded their spotted lanternfly (SLF) (Lycorma delicatula) quarantine to include 8 new counties. Those counties include: Cambria, Cameron, Franklin, Lackawanna, Montour, Pike, Wayne and Westmoreland. This brings up the total number of PA Counties under quarantine to 34. This is just over 1/2 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. 
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Study at Penn State to Examine Potential for Birds to Eat Spotted Lanternfly

As we all learn more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect detected in North America in 2014 in eastern Pennsylvania, there are a lot of research being conducted to gain that knowledge. Today's BYGL Alert is a shared article from Penn State University via Penn State News on October, 7, 2020 on one such project that will be encouraging citizen scientists to participate and contribute their observations in the field. The media contact is Amy Duke from Penn State. 
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Fall 2020 Webinar Series on Invasives, Emerald Ash Borer University - The Green Tree Killing Insect and More!

We’re excited to announce the fall Emerald Ash Borer University lineup! This fall we will be hosting webinars on a wide range of topics on Thursdays at 11:00 AM ET. If you can’t attend the live webinar we will also post recordings. Sign up to watch the live webinars or be notified when the recordings are posted. Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested!
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Spot the Spot – Efforts Continue to Look For Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in Ohio

Recently, an Ohioan returned from a road trip to Pennsylvania. In addition to all the memories made, this traveler unintentionally brought back a hitch-hiker – a spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) (SLF). The individual quickly captured and ended the insect’s life before reaching out to his local Extension Educator. The suspect sample was submitted to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for confirmation based on the USDA protocol established to confirm non-native pests not currently established, or with limited presence in the case of Asian Longhorned beetle, in the state.
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Amy Stone
Thomas deHaas

Spotted Lanternfly Update

The spotted lanternfly (SLF) (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive planthopper first detected in eastern Pennsylvania in Berks County in 2014, and has since been detected in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The map below was updated on August 14, 2020 and includes both individual finds of SLF with no infestation present (purple dots), and where SLF infestations are present (blue areas) - which means a reproducing population had been detected and multiple life-stages of the insect has been detected and confirmed. 
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