Thursday, December 4, 2014

New invasive pest in the U.S! Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)

I remember when I was in Korea last summer, everyone was talking about this insect called 'Spotted Lanternfly - Lycorma delicatula'. (A planthopper, which belongs to the order Hemiptera. In Korea we call it 'flower cicada') This insect was literally everywhere damaging the crops and annoying people. It's been reported to be an invasive species in Korea, since they are originally from China. But I just found this article saying that this insect is now detected in the U.S as well. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently reported that the Lanternfly have been damaging the crops and attacked 25 plant species that grows in PA.


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Here's some pictures of the Spotted Lanternfly

The nymph of Spotted Lanternfly 

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