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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced that although freezing temperatures will kill off adult spotted lanternflies (SLF), the public is urged to stay vigilant and report overwintering egg masses. In the fall, SLF will lay their eggs on any flat surface such as vehicles, firewood, outdoor furniture, stone or other items which can be inadvertently transported to new areas. If this insect becomes established in New York, it could impact New York's forests, agricultural and tourism industries. "To date, there has not been a documented spotted lanternfly infestation in New York, but I encourage the public to stay aware and be ready to report egg masses or other signs of this insect to help prevent infestations," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos.

Assistance from the public is crucial in limiting the movement of SLF and protecting New York's natural resources. DEC and DAM are urging the public to inspect outdoor items such as vehicles, outdoor furniture and camping equipment for egg masses or insects, and report any sightings by sending photos and location information to spottedlanternfly@dec.ny.gov. Anyone that visits locations of SLF quarantines in other states should look for and remove insects and egg masses on items before leaving those areas. For more information, please visit DEC's spotted lanternfly webpage.

University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.
University of Wyoming. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
University of New Hampshire. Cooperative Extension.
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.
University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Woody Ornamentals for more fact sheets.

Utah Department of Natural Resources. 

Lake George Association (New York).
Wyoming State Forestry Division.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed in Boulder County, Colorado in September 2013. This marks the first time EAB has been detected in Colorado as well as the first detection of EAB in any western state. EAB has not been detected in Wyoming. See Forest Health Management for related EAB information.
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Entomology.
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
See also: Exotic Species Program - Publications for more resources
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
See also: Exotic Species Program - Publications for more resources
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
See also: Exotic Species Program - Publications for more resources
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
See also: Exotic Species Program - Publications for more resources

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
See also: Insect Factsheets for more resources