A New Pest. And an Old One

Spotted Lantern Fly now in Virginia. “A potentially very serious pest of grapes, peaches, hops, and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, was detected in Frederick County, Virginia, on Jan. 10, 2018.” It’s host plant for hatching its eggs and hosting its young: Ailanthus–Tree of Heaven. A match made in, well… […]