ID

ENTO-277NP

Authors as Published

Prepared by Theresa Dellinger and Eric Day, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

Immature spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White), are black with white spots when young. They turn red and black with white spots when older. A few other insects in Virginia have similar color patterns, but a close look will show that immature spotted lanternflies are easily recognizable. Sizes not to scale.

Young spotted lanternfly nymph

Berks Co. Conservation Dist.

Older spotted lanternfly nymphs

Eric Day, Virginia Tech

Wheel bug nymph

Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org

Oak treehopper nymphs

Southern Forest Insect Work Conf., Bugwood.org

Assassin bug nymph

Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org

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Publication Date

May 16, 2018