The spotted lanternfly invasive insect has been found for the first time in New York State. It is a potential threat to several important agricultural crops in New York, including grapes, apples, hops, and forest products. These insects are easily recognized by their striking colors. Adult spotted lanternflies are approximately one inch long with brown and red spotted wings and a yellow abdomen. Please report any sightings to Sue Gwise.
For more information, view the Fact Sheet from New York Agriculture and Markets.
Last updated February 9, 2018