New Bug Found in NY Could be Trouble for Apples Grapes Hops and More
The insect is quarantined in 13 Pennsylvania counties and was just reported in the state of Delaware. According to officials, a facility in Delaware County reported finding one of the insects in an interstate shipment.
The single specimen was dead when it was discovered. The incident serves as an important reminder that invasive species can be transported to new locations in various ways.
They feed on the sap from plants and leaves are harmful to apples, grapes and hops. Communities are being asked to report any findings of spotted lanternfly to the Division of Plant Industry at (800) 554-4501 or email email@example.com or a local Cornell Cooperative Extension office