Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 98: Spotted Lanternfly Summer

 This summer, the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) was in the news multiple times after being found in Indiana, in a new Ohio location, and in a 4-H insect collection from Kansas. So, the Arthro-Pod gang decided to sit down and talk about this beautiful yet devastating insect. 

Tune in to learn about the biology and development of SLF, how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has combated it for the last few years, and the damage to crops and property that can be expected from SLF. 

A beauty and a beast, SLF impacts numerous crops by sucking the life out of them with its piercing-sucking mouthparts. Photo by Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 

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