Spotted Lanternflies Invade Northeastern U.S.

Spotted Lanternflies Invade Northeastern U.S.

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The spotted lanternfly, an invasive species endemic to Asia, has been causing damage to crops across the United States since it was first detected in 2014. At least five states have confirmed infestations and four more have noted the presence of the insect.  While it’s striking polka dots make […]

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Invasive Lanternflies Now Spotted in New Jersey

Invasive Lanternflies Now Spotted in New Jersey

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer While lanternflies are striking in appearance, scientists, farmers, and officials have good reason to fear this invasive species with the potential to decimate agriculture across the United States. Native to Asia, the lanternfly first appeared in Pennsylvania, thought to have come from China in a shipping container. From there […]

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