BOLO: Spotted Lanterfly Egg Masses
6 November 2020
We pre-recorded our conversation with Mark Sutphin from Virginia Cooperative Extension‘s Frederick County office via Zoom to chat about the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). He told us about it’s history, the potential damage it could cause, and what to do if you suspect you have an egg mass or any variation of the pest. Spotted Lanternfly feeds on more than 70 plant species, including grapes, apples, stone fruits, hops and Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven), which is its preferred host. It poses a threat to Virginia’s peach, apple, grape and wine industries. It can also be a nuisance pest to homeowners when numbers are high. Below are links and photos that we discussed during the show.
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