Pest Alerts, Identification, and Background Information

USDA-APHIS Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert

Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert
This USDA-APHIS pest alert covers the spotted lanternfly. This invasive pest is primarily known to affect tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima).

Regional IPM Centers Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert

Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert (PDF)
A national pest alert issued by the regional IPM centers.

Penn State Extension Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert

Spotted Lanternfly page from Penn State Extension

Spotted lanternfly web page from Pa. Dept. of Agriculture

Spotted Lanternfly web page from Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture


The Invasive Spotted Lanternfly (PDF) 11″ × 17″ poster from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation & Agriculture and Markets

Now’s the time to spot spotted lanternfly (ZIP) Download social media assets from Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York State.


Pennsylvania Battles Invasive Bug Overview of problems caused by spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania. Source: “Market to Market,” Iowa Public Television, June 28, 2019.

Spotted Lanternfly in the News

Invasive Insects Invade Pennsylvania/Chesapeake Bay: Update Several insects that aren’t native to Pennsylvania have invaded its forests, farm fields, and homes. Now, growers are sounding the alarm over the spotted lanternfly. Source: “Smart Talk,” WITF, Mar. 7, 2018.

Penn State Helps to Assemble Expert Task Force to Combat Spotted Lanternfly The working group came together for an inaugural, two-day summit at Albright College in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Source: Penn State News, Aug. 6, 2018.