Lycorma delicatula, commonly known as the spotted lanternfly (SLF), is an invasive insect pest present in Pennsylvania and some other eastern states. SLF threatens grape production, tree health and it is a nuisance in landscapes. More
Heather L Leach, Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk, Ph.D., Michela Centinari, Ph.D.
This fact sheet provides identification, damage, quarantine, and management information for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive sap-feeding planthopper that feeds on the vine trunk, shoots, and leaves of grape plants, among other crops. More
A guide that reviews the identification, life cycle, and techniques for managing SLF. While it can cause significant damage to plants, it is a nuisance pest in the ornamental and landscape industries. More
With recent efforts to combat the threat of spotted lanternfly Penn State Extension has recently completed several useful resources to help with the identification and control of tree-of-heaven, commonly referred to as Ailanthus. More
If you have spotted lanternflies, you can wrap sticky bands around tree trunks to stop them. This fact sheet will tell you how to make or where to purchase sticky traps, how to install them, and ways to avoid bycatch. More
Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) also known as ailanthus, is a rapidly growing deciduous tree native to both northeast and central China, as well as Taiwan. Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive pest, is particularly attracted to Tree-of-heaven. More