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Spotted Lanternfly Surveying

Photo: Lawrence Barringer, PA Dept. of Ag,

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect native to parts of Asia that enjoys munching on grapes, apples, hops, and other fruit bearing plants, which poses a great threat to both our forests and local farmers! While they haven't been found in our region, infestations have been seen in neighboring Pennsylvania.

Surveyors learn about the ecological threat of invasive insects, how to identify Spotted Lanternfly, how to identify their host tree tree-of-heaven and how to report thier survey.

Each volunteer will be assigned a general area to survey.

To volunteer, please contact Joyce Tomaselli, Cornell Cooperative Extension -Dutchess County, (845)677-8223 Ext. 134 or