Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)

July 28th, 2020

Spotted Lanterflies are here, but don’t be fooled by their pretty colors! They pose a significant threat to trees and agriculture and can affect not only quality of life and outdoor enjoyment but also Pennsylvania’s economy. If you find a lanternfly, destroy it and report it. PennState Extension is working in coordination with the USDA and the PA Dept. of Agriculture to provide updated information. Visit the Extension website to help identify, report and manage SLF. You can also report sightings by calling 1-888-422-3359.

The PA Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine for counties where the SLF have been confirmed to help stop the spread. Bucks County is a quarantined area. That means that before you travel or move items stored outdoors either within or out of the quarantine area, including your vehicles, check for and remove all stages of spotted lanternfly. Here is a checklist to help with inspections and photos to help identify the different stages of Spotted Lanternfly development.


Learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly

Penn State Extension
US Dept. of Agriculture
PA Dept. of Agriculture