lanternfly


Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol
08/19/2019
Have you seen a spotted lanternfly? If you live in New England, and answered “no,” that’s good. But we’ll have to check back with you next year.  The lanternfly is one of the latest foreign invasive insect pests to become established in North America.  And it isn’t a picky eater. Dozens of crops and native trees are go-to foods for this destructive bug. While it apparently hasn’t made it to this region yet, it is entrenched farther south. Entomologists are watching nervously. “For landowners and orchards they’re a nightmare ... a total menace to society,” said Judy Rosovsky, the Vermont state...

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