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Invasive Species: New York Expands Spotted Lanternfly

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Invasive Species: New York Expands Spotted Lanternfly

Quarantine and Oregon Detects First Spotted Lanternfly

Earlier in October, a revised New York Department of Agriculture and Markets final rule on spotted lanternfly quarantine requirements became effective. The rule simply conforms the list of Pennsylvania counties, from which a certificate of inspection must accompany imported goods, to the list of counties under Pennsylvania’s quarantine. Businesses transporting goods from these Pennsylvania counties must possess a spotted lanternfly permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) and inspect and self-certify their shipments. Through a reciprocity agreement, New York has agreed this will satisfy New York’s requirements. Also on October 8, 2020, the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced that a dead spotted lanternfly by a nursery in a shipment of ceramic pots and planters from Pennsylvania. Oregon has declined to implement control measures at this time.

The Spotted Lanternfly adult is approximately 1" long and 1/2" wide at rest. The forewing is grey with black spots and the wings tips are reticulated black blocks outlined in grey. The hind wings have contrasting patches of red and black with a white band. The legs and head are black; the abdomen is yellow with broad black bands. Immature stages are black with white spots, and develop red patches as they grow.