Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist
Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist

Spotted Lanternfly Information

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect from Asia that has spread to 13 counties. Learn how to recognize spotted lanternfly and learn how to stop its spread.

More information can be found on the USDA Spotted Lanternfly Fact Sheet as well as our KY CAPS website!

Also, there was a webinar (NOTE: the webinar starts at about the 2:30 mark) held March 19, 2018, hosted by Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements'. In this webinar, Emelie Swackhamer (Penn State Extension) will describe the biology of the spotted lanternfly, highlight observations about problems it caused in 2017, cover current management and eradication efforts, and discuss requirements of the quarantine order. Shannon Herbst (Rainbow) will also discuss the management options available to tree care and landscape professionals to treat for spotted lanternfly.

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