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Spotted Lanternfly Found in Worcester

other spotted lanternflyThe Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive flying insect with distinctive markings, has been found in Worcester Township. The destructive species, which has been steadily increasing geographically, was found in parts of northern Montgomery County a year ago, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Spotted Lanternflies are not known to bite, sting or attack people, pets or livestock. But the great damage the insects inflict on agriculture and forestry products threatens the Commonwealth’s farming and forestry industries.

If you spy a Spotted Lanternfly, snap a photo and submit this to badbug@pa.gov, or call the Automated Invasive Species Report Line at 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359) and leave a message detailing your sighting and contact information.

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