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Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 23:57:05 -0400
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MassLep] Spotted Lanternfly - if you find them, report them! - updated

Your eyes in the field are needed!

Check out this graphic about Spotted lanternfly from the Massachusetts=20
Department=C2=A0 of Agricultural Resources:


This highly destructive insect has been found in several Massachusetts=20

From the Massachusetts Introduced Pest Project website:

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding insect from Asia that was=20
first found in the United States in w014, in Pennsylvania.=C2=A0 While the=
main host plant of the pest is tree-of-heaven (Alianthus altissima), SLF=20
attacks a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, and has the potential to=20
impact a brad range of agricultural commodities, including grapes and=20
wine, apples, peaches, and maple syrup.

Additionally, here's an SPF Mass Look-alike Sheet:


Thanks to Jenn Forman Orth for this information.

If you see one, kill it, report it!

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA

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