Lycorma delicatula (White) (Barringer et al. 2015)
Spotted lanternfly (SLF)
China (Dara et al. 2015)
First detected in 2014, but appeared to have been present in the U.S. for 2-3 years (Dara et al. 2015; Barringer et al. 2015)
Possible pathways include imported woody plants, wood products, and other commodities (EPPO 2016)
Poses a serious economic threat to multiple U.S. industries, including viticulture, fruit trees, ornamentals and timber (Urban et al.)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
Barringer, L.E., L.R. Donovall, S. Spichiger, D. Lynch, and D. Henry. 2015. The first New World record of Lycorma delicatula (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoridae). Entomological News 125(1):20-23.
Dara, S.K., L. Barringer, and S.P. Arthurs. 2015. Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae): a new invasive pest in the United States. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 6(1).
EPPO. 2016. Pest risk analysis for Lycorma delicatula [PDF, 1.48 MB]. European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, Paris.
Urban, J.M., E. Smyers, L. Barringer, and S. Spichger. National Pest Alert: Spotted Lanternfly. USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Regional IPM Centers.