ID

ENTO-278NP

Authors as Published

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

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

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly

Eric Day, Virginia Tech

Spotted lanternfly, wings extended

Spotted lanternfly, wings extended

Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Ornate bella moth

Ornate bella moth

Lesley Ingram, Bugwood.org

Ailanthus webworm

Ailanthus webworm

David Cappaert, Bugwood.org

Tiger moth

Tiger moth

Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org

Oak treehopper

Oak treehopper

Larry R. Barber, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Buck moth

Gerald J. Lenhard

Louisiana State University, Bugwood.org

Leopard moth

Leopard moth

Negin Almassi, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Bugwood.org


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Publication Date

May 16, 2018