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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 05:03 PM

In New Jersey, if you see this beautiful insect, you are advised to kill it.

It is killing our trees.



Remember those exotic-looking insects that some agriculture officials feared would hitch a ride on Christmas trees last winter and expand their turf? Turns out the Christmas tree threat never materialized, but during recent months spotted lanternflies have invaded a few more counties in New Jersey.



Spotted Lantern Fly found in 7 NJ counties.

This species is native to China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

PA Dept of Agriculture: Spotted Lantern Fly



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Reply In New Jersey, if you see this beautiful insect, you are advised to kill it. (Original post)
NNadir Sep 28 OP
enough Sep 28 #1
NNadir Sep 28 #2
BigmanPigman Sep 28 #4
apcalc Sep 28 #3
3Hotdogs Sep 28 #5
NNadir Sep 28 #6

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 05:11 PM

1. Also in Pennsylvania. NT

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Response to enough (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 05:17 PM

2. In fact, anywhere in North America. It may be as bad as the gypsy moth. n/t.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:13 PM

4. I remember my dad made my sister and me squish them

when we were is the Poconos in the 70s. Yuk!

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:06 PM

3. Not easy to kill! It jumps and flies quite fast if you are after it.

A flyswatter, newspaper or the like are a must.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:34 PM

5. Easton, Pa., 3 weeks ago. U.S.D.A. Employee was spraying a tree trunk.

On the trunk, a mass of black, gooey eggs.

Disgusting, as well as harmful to the local vegetation.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:38 PM

6. Easton isn't all that far from my home. I pass through it frequently.

Scary. I'm on the lookout for these buggers.

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