Spotted Lanternfly Adults Now Active

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,


As a reminder – Kent and New Castle counties are under spotted lanternfly quarantines. Adults are now active, meaning that special precautions need to be taken to avoid moving them around on vehicles, equipment, and plant material. This is especially true because adults are much more mobile than nymphs. They are a large and charismatic insect, about an inch long, heavy bodied, with pinkish forewings with black spots, two orange spots on the head, and red hindwings. Nymphs at this time are going to be either black with white spots or fire engine red with white and black spots.

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