As Fall Outings Swing Into High Gear, N.Y. Officials Issue Warning About Spotted LanternflyAuthorities say the invasive insect can destroy plants and crops, and gets around mainly by hitchhiking.
Spotted Lanternflies Invading NYCThey are not harmful to humans, but can wreck plant life, destroying agricultural crops including walnut, grapes, hops, apples and blueberries.
New Jersey Residents Warned To Look Out For Spotted LanternfliesThe insects have been spotted in eight New Jersey counties, which are under quarantine.
New Yorkers Urged To Look Out For Spotted LanternfliesThe insects are devastating to trees and crops such as grapes and hops.
Jersey City Asks Residents For Help Getting Rid Of Spotted LanternfliesThe New Jersey Department of Agriculture says it lays eggs on crops and plants and eventually kills them.
Invasive 'Spotted Lanternfly' Threatening This Year's Christmas Tree CropWith wings coated in black and red spots and a body of bold yellow, the spotted lanternfly could soon be hitching a ride home with you from the farm.
Officials Say New Yorkers Should Be On The Lookout For Invasive Spotted LanternflyThe invasive pest from Asia feeds on more than 70 plant species, including maples, apple trees, grapevine and hops.
Spotted Lanternfly: The Latest Invasive Species Threatening Trees In The Tri-StateNative to China, India and Vietnam, it was spotted in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014 and the pest is on the move.