Spotted Lanternfly – 8/7/21
Observer: John Baur
Observation Date: 8/7/21
Observation Time: 10:09 p.m.
Observation Location: Old Wolomolopoag Street
Common Name: Spotted Lanternfly
Scientific Name: Lycorma delicatula
Comments: I photographed a Spotted Lanternfly at my garage. I submitted it to iNaturalist. You can see the photo here:https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90398980. I also reported this invasive pest species to the state.
The Spotted Lanternflyis native to China and was first detected in Pennsylvania in September 2014 (see attached map). If allowed to spread in the United States, this pest could seriously impact the country’s grape, orchard, and logging industries.
More Information: Mass.gov and Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Program and Cornell CALS and National Invasive Species Information Center and Wikipedia