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Reporting Spotted Lanternfly

Reporting sightings of spotted lanternfly outside of New Castle County is significant. Citizen reports help us determine how these insects are moving and which transportation pathways they are utilizing. These reports also allow us to notify agricultural operations that have plants vulnerable to this insect. While spotted lanternfly are planthoppers, they can fly and are […]

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Spotted Lanternfly

What is the Spotted Lanternfly? The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicata, is a threat to Delaware and the United States. This insect is detrimental to Delaware’s agricultural industries, the environment, residential areas, and has an impact on interstate commerce. This insect is a destructive, invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts, including forests, ornamental trees, orchards, […]

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