Spotted Lanternfly – 8/7/21

Observer: John Baur

Observation Date: 8/7/21

Observation Time: 10:09 p.m.

Observation Location: Old Wolomolopoag Street

Common Name: Spotted Lanternfly

Scientific Name: Lycorma delicatula

Comments: I photographed a Spotted Lanternfly at my garage. I submitted it to iNaturalist. You can see the photo here: I also reported this invasive pest species to the state.

The Spotted Lanternflyis native to China and was first detected in Pennsylvania in September 2014 (see attached map). If allowed to spread in the United States, this pest could seriously impact the country’s grape, orchard, and logging industries.

More Information: and Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Program and Cornell CALS and National Invasive Species Information Center and Wikipedia