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Spotted Lanternfly Trap Monitors

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.

In in the required training course, trap monitors learn about the ecological threat of invasive insects, how to identify Spotted Lanternfly, how to identify their host tree tree-of-heaven, how to put up the traps and trap check procedures.

Each volunteer will be assigned a general area to put traps and will be selecting their own individual sites for the traps. Monitors will check their trap(s) every two weeks throughout the summer. Volunteers will be provided with supplies needed.

To volunteer, please register for training on May 12 at

For more information, contact