A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
The Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White), is an invasive insect that was discovered in the U.S. in Berks County, PA in 2014. Since that time, it has been detected in other locations in the middle Atlantic states. This pest is native to parts of Asia including China, India, and Vietnam. It has also been introduced to South Korea where it has become a major pest on grapes and peaches. If not controlled in the United States, this insect has the potential to greatly impact the grape, hops, orchard, and lumber industries.