Guess the Pest! April 7 Answer: Spotted Lanternfly

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,

Congratulations to Buzz Lowe and many others for correctly identifying the walking domino as Spotted Lanternfly. As a reminder, participants who enter correct pest i.d’s will be entered for a sweep net among other items as well as a potential shout-out in next week’s column.

Guess the Pest for April 7, 2023

Photo by Lawrence Barringer

This week SLF eggs began hatching in Georgetown. It is time to resume checking vehicles, equipment, and especially plants to make sure no unwanted insects are hitching a ride. As a reminder, all of Delaware is under Spotted lanternfly quarantine. More information can be found at DDA’s website: