Scientific Name: (Lycorma delicatula)
Pest Category: Invasive • Agricultural Pest
Spotted lanternflies do not bite or sting. They feed exclusively on plants outdoors and can only survive for about 48 hours without feeding on a plant. They can be a nuisance because of their sheer numbers.
Reporting Spotted Lanternfly Sightings
If you find Spotted Lanternfly in New York, especially in an area where there isn't a known population we want to know about it.
Take pictures of the insect, egg masses, or infestations. If possible, collect the insect. Put it in a bag and freeze it or put it in a jar with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
Note the location (street address and zip code, intersecting roads, landmarks, or GPS coordinates).
Send the information to New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets using Spotted Lanternfly Sighting Report Form.
Why Worry About Spotted Lanternfly
Track the development of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) from the date of first egg mass detection in the fall, through overwintering periods and immature phases, to adult emergence in the next year with our NEWA Spotted Lanternfly prediction model.
Additional Resources and Related Links
- Have YOU Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses?
- Northeastern IPM Center Spotted Lanternfly Webinars, 2019
- Spotted Lanternfly Playlist of Videos (Lake Erie Regional Grape Program)
- The IPM Toolbox: What You Need to Know about the Spotted Lanternfly (Northeast IPM Center)
- New York State Response to Spotted Lanternfly (NYSDEC)
- Spotted Lanternfly: Research Update (PennState Extension)
- Spotted Lanternfly Berry Discussion Group (PennState Extension)
- Spotted Lanternfly: Host Study (Kutztown University)
- Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses: Required by New York State (PennState Extension)
- NYS Dept. Agriculture & Markets Spotted Lanternfly Webpage
- Spotted Lanternfly Factsheet (pdf) (NYSDEC)
- Spotted Lanternfly IPM Management Calendar (pdf) (PennState Extension)
- Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners (PennState Extension)
- Spotted Lanternfly Website (PennState Extension)
- Tree-of-Heaven (PennState Extension)
- Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert: English Version (USDA) (pdf)
- Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert: Spanish Version (USDA)(pdf)
- Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hatch Prediction Map
Senior Extension Associate
NYS Integrated Pest Management
- (585) 753-2561
- bce1 [at] cornell.edu