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Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

:evil: :( I was just out to take some photos of (and look for more) bitter melons, and I saw these for the first time! No way of mistaking these, for sure. I have seen them in the news, in towns west of Philadelphia, but I am in the range on one map I found online. Now I have to make some of those traps I have seen those people making on those news stories.
ImageOh no... that thing is here! The spotted lanternfly. :) 7-27 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

The first one I saw was on the bitter melon, which is covered with Surround, so that does not bother them at all! And from what I read, these things are actually living in trees, and what I'm seeing probably fell off that tree hanging over my property! They want to climb back up, which is why all the traps I see go around tree trunks. I'll come up with something. I might brush some tanglefoot on the bases of some of those plants they are climbing up. I'm surprised that I haven't seen them before now.

Have you seen any @apple? Anybody else have these elsewhere?
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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

Yowza! Haven’t seen one so far but am on lookout.

Have you reported it? I think they want the photo W/location. I have the link/email/text contact somewhere.....

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https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/division ... nglish.pdf
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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

Let me know if you find the place I can report it. I found what I thought was the place, but I couldn't do it. I'll try on my PC later - sometimes these things don't work on my phone or tablet!
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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

I have them all over my Grape Vines, I go out and smash them twice a day, They are quick little bastages!

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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

More info links —

PA Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners
https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lante ... homeowners

NJ Department of Agriculture | Spotted Lanternfly
https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/division ... rnfly.html


...Looks like we’re ALL three of us in the quarantine area, so you might want to keep this in mind...
Checklist for Residents
Living in Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Areas
IMPORTANT: Before you move outdoor items from the quarantine area, check for spotted lanternfly egg masses, adults, and nymphs. Make sure all items are pest free before you move them. Help keep this pest from spreading.
https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/division ... cklist.pdf
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