The adult spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White), has a very distinctive appearance with black spots and bars on the upper wings and red, black, and white on the hindwings. Adults measure about 1” long and 0.5” wide. A few other insects in Virginia have similar color patterns, but a close look will show that spotted lanternfly is easily recognizable. Sizes not to scale. First photo: Eric Day. All others: Bugwood.org
Eric Day, Virginia Tech
Spotted lanternfly, wings extended
Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Ornate bella moth
Lesley Ingram, Bugwood.org
David Cappaert, Bugwood.org
Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org
Larry R. Barber, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Gerald J. Lenhard
Louisiana State University, Bugwood.org
Negin Almassi, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Bugwood.org
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May 16, 2018