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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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...so, I’ve been out in the garden several times in the past week, but I did not see any so far. (Knock on wood __ :bouncey: __ )
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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

KOW, I haven't seen a single one since those first ones. And I've been looking, and watching closely, and watching that neighbour's tree, to see if the adults are on it. Nothing, so far.
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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

Spotted lanternfly eggs are easy to kill — if you know how to find them | The Philadelphia Inquirer
...from the article...
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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

Is that photo from your area, apple? Fortunately, I have only seen a very few stray lanternflies here, but I'll be watching the trees in the area.
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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

Sorry that was a photo in the linked article, so presumably somewhere in Pennsylvania. I put it inside quotes now.

... I haven’t seen many here either — maybe a handful. But my relatives in Mercer County area near the Delaware R. have reported being “swarmed” by them.
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Re: Oh no...the Spotted Lanternfly is here!

I read the article, but didn't see that photo, that's why I was wondering. Must have been a link in the article, and it looks very much like the first photo, but no insects.
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