Forestry & Natural Resources

Title

Spotted Lanternfly Management in Nurseries, Orchards, Vineyards, and Natural Areas in South Carolina and Georgia

Publication Date

7-28-2019

Publication Number

1003

Summary

Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive pest new to the United States. Despite its common name, SLF is not a fly, but a large planthopper (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) (figures 1A and 1B). It is native to parts of China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, but has spread across eastern Asia. It was first identified in North America in 2014 from Berks County, Pennsylvania.1 Populations are established in Delaware (2017), Virginia (2018), and New Jersey (2018), and SLF has been detected in New York (2017), Connecticut (2018), and Maryland (2018), though no confirmed populations exist in those states. County-level quarantines have been imposed on several counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey as of 2018.

Publication Type

Technical Brief

Target Audiences

Faculty

Share

COinS