ID

ENTO-268NP (ENTO-494NP)

Authors as Published

Authored by Eric Day, Lab Manager, and Theresa A. Dellinger, Diagnostician, Insect ID Lab, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech; Doug Pfeiffer, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech; and Mark Sutphin, Senior Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech

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Spotted lanternfly was first found in Virginia in 2018. SLF is an invasive species strongly associated with tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima, but it has the potential to be a serious agricultural and nuisance pest in Virginia. Awareness of the SLF life cycle is key to recognizing and managing this pest.


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Publication Date

March 18, 2022