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Spotted Lanternfly- A New Pest to Watch for in Illinois

Posted by Monica David -

International trade has brought another exotic pest to North America. The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula , has been detected in parts of Pennsylvania. Native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam, it already is an invasive pest in Korea. This planthopper uses its tubular mouthparts to pierce phloem tissues of foliage and young stems on trees and other woody plants and suc...

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