Four stages of the spotted lanternfly

Four stages of the spotted lanternfly

It’s officially spring and you know what that means: cherry blossoms are coming your way. Oh, and invasive species. A lot of invasive species. This year, the bug to watch out for is the spotted lanternfly, a stunning polka-dotted menace that feasts on the interior plant sap of grape vines, fruit trees and more. The pest is already said to be targeting grape, hops and logging industries, vital to the mid-Atlantic regional economy. Entomologist Mike Raupp, “The Buy Guy,” tells us what we need to know.


  • Michael Raupp "Bug Guy" and Professor of Entomology, University of Maryland; @BugoftheWeek

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