Spotted Lanternfly Lycorma delicatula (White, 1845)Non-native  -  Invasive    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hemiptera   >   Family Fulgoridae   >   Genus Lycorma   

Status:

We knew it was coming. Maryland Department of Agriculture announced the first confirmed record for Maryland on 10/25/2018, a male caught in a trap in northeastern Cecil County. Native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam (invasive in Korea).

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Extremely dangerous agricultural pest known to feed on over 70 species of plants, including oak, pine, apples, peaches, grape, hops, and more. Especially fond of the invasive Tree of Heaven.

There are 186 records in the project database.

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Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (9/19/2021). (c) Jesse C., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jesse via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/14/2021). (c) jeegoose, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jeegoose via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (8/3/2021). (c) jmcardle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jmcardle via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (10/9/2021). (c) johnbotany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/22/2021). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/22/2021). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/30/2021). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Howard Co., Maryland (9/8/2021). (c) chriscina, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by chriscina via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/24/2019). (c) mthom308, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mthom308 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A female Spotted Lanternfly in Berks Co., Pennsylvania (9/3/2017). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A female Spotted Lanternfly in Berks Co., Pennsylvania (9/3/2017). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A male Spotted Lanternfly in Berks Co., Pennsylvania (9/3/2017). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/21/2020). (c) nsbrown35, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by nsbrown35 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly nymph stages collected in Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Specimens from the PA Department of Agriculture. Photo by Tea Kesting-Handly. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/19/2020). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Washington Co., Maryland (7/26/2021). (c) tanyapress, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by tanyapress via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/11/2020). (c) Adele, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Adele via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/13/2020). (c) salkuf2107, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by salkuf2107 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/24/2020). (c) scarlato, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by scarlato via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (8/4/2021). (c) natureschild89, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by natureschild89 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (8/8/2021). (c) Veniecealys, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Veniecealys via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (10/18/2021). (c) wadesworld19, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wadesworld19 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (10/18/2021). (c) wadesworld19, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wadesworld19 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (10/18/2021). (c) wadesworld19, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wadesworld19 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (7/4/2021). (c) wanakena, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wanakena via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/7/2021). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternflies in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/12/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Washington Co., Maryland (7/8/2021). (c) Mary Ann Daly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mary Ann Daly via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly nymph in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/4/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly nymph in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/23/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly nymphs in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/1/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Spotted Lanternfly collected in Pennsylvania (2017). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly nymphs in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/26/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Spotted Lanternfly nymph collected in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/27/2019). Collected on a sticky trap posted on Tree of Heaven. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Spotted Lanternfly collected in Pennsylvania (2017). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Maryland (7/27/2021). (c) spyingnaturalist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by spyingnaturalist via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Harford Co., Maryland (8/5/2021). (c) Thomas Tooke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by tmtooke via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly nymphs in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/4/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly nymphs in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/26/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly nymph in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/10/2021). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/25/2021). (c) jraiford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jraiford via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/6/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/25/2021). (c) fitzyegirl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by fitzyegirl via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania(6/18/2017). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). (c) crayshack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crayshack via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Spotted Lanternfly collected in Pennsylvania (2017). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly (wing detail) collected in Pennsylvania (2017). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Spotted Lanternfly in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). (c) learnbugs, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by learnbugs via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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