NY Legal Status
NY Invasiveness Rank
Tier 1 - Threat
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As of November 2020, spotted lanternfly has been confirmed in Sloatsburg, Orangeburg, and Port Jervis in the lower Hudson Valley. It is chiefly found near areas of human activity such as parking lots where hitchhiking insects move from vehicles to surrounding vegetation.
Spotted lanternfly was classified as Tier 1 in the Lower Hudson as of April 2020 which indicates that it had not yet been reported in the region. However since it has now been confirmed it will likely be reclassified as Tier 2, early detection.