Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Arthro-Pod Episode 43 Spotted Lanternfly with Julie Urban



On today’s show, Michael Skvarla talks with Julie Urbanabout spotted lanternfly, a new invasive pest in Pennsylvania that is poised to spread across the country. They discuss how, when, and where SLF was introduced, current research efforts, and some practical measures that can be taken to control it.

If you have spotted lanternfly on your property, consult this calendar to properly time different control strategies. One control method is destroying eggs, which is demonstrated here.

For additional information, see the Penn State Extension website for various fact sheet.



Live adult spotted lanternfly. Photo by Lawrence Barringer, PA Department of Agriculture
Early instar spotted lanternfly showing the black with white polka-dot pattern. Photographer unknown, from here
Late-instar nymph showing red with white polka-dot pattern. Photographer unknown, from here
Spotted lanternfly egg mass. The eggs are laid and then covered with a substance that hardens by the female. Note the eggs in the bottom left that were missed by the covering. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State.
Sticky bands on tree-of-heaven, which catch and kill nymphs as they move up the trunk. For more information about tree banding, see this Penn State fact sheet. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State.

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Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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