DEC Update on Spotted Lanternfly
Spotted lanternfly, Photo: Lawrence Barringer,
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, bugwood.org
DEC is working closely with NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) and the Federal USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to survey for the spotted lanternfly (SLF) invasive pest and to monitor the few instances of confirmed SLF detections in New York. Live adults have been found on Long Island, the Capital District, western New York, and most recently the southern tier. No reproducing populations have been detected, despite extensive surveillance associated with each find.