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Has anyone by chance spotted any spotted-lanternflies in their area?

The bugs are evidently native to China, but were spotted in the U.S.
a few years back, and now have been seen in more, and more areas
of the country.

Have you seen them in your state? Or country?

We are supposed to squish them if we see them because they can
eat many types of plants, and trees.

A link, followed by a couple pictures everyone:


Spotted Lanternfly (Rutgers NJAES)






 

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Haven't seen any yet but heard a couple of people going on about a few weeks ago at a vineyard. They seemed convinced the vineyards in central NC were going to get devastated by these things.
 

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Haven't seen any yet but heard a couple of people going on about a few weeks ago at a vineyard. They seemed convinced the vineyards in central NC were going to get devastated by these things.
😲 Let’s hope not sir, but I did hear that the bugs do evidently like,
or go after grapes, or vineyards like you said. But hopefully it will
not be nearly as bad as they are saying it might be.

Really appreciate the report Clay. ..Thanks a bunch !!! (y)(y)
 

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😊😄

I'm glad Wrascal, these lantern flies can evidently cause a lot of trouble.

I've seen about 20 here so far, but other sections of New Jersey are seeing
many more. And what's tricky is they look like these ladybug-like bugs at first,
and very different from what the full grown moths end up looking like. Then
all of the sudden you have these armadas of lantern flies that emerge a few
weeks later.😲

Have to thank you for the report sir !!! ..Keep keeping an eye out. ;)
 
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