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Eric Day, Doug Pfeiffer, Theresa Dellinger, Mark Sutphin and Beth Sastre.

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The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) overwinters in an egg mass that begins shiny gray but quickly turns to a dull brownish gray. The eggs hatch in early May and the nymphs are present until late July when they become adults. Adults start to lay eggs in September. The life stages can overlap and, depending on the time of year, multiple stages can be found at the same time.

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Publication Date

July 8, 2019