spotted lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
May 15, 2020 - 9:46 am
Scientists studying the spotted lanternfly are reporting a major breakthrough in their effort to stop their spread: They have cultivated a colony of the destructive pests in a lab.
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
April 22, 2020 - 4:30 pm
The first hatches of the spotted lanternfly have been detected in West Philadelphia, but an expert on the pest said there’s still time to stop them. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly nymphs resting on a tree branch.
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Mark Abrams
March 15, 2020 - 8:38 pm
The mild winter and early spring-like temperatures could mean an early appearance of the spotted lanternfly in the region. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
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AP News
March 04, 2020 - 2:39 pm
The invasive spotted lanternfly is continuing its westward march across Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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A spotted lanternfly.
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Mark Abrams
January 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new Pennsylvania State University study warns the invasive spotted lanternfly is costing Pennsylvania's economy some $50 million a year and threatening hundreds of jobs. Read more here.
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Rachel Bergey with her spotted lanternfly trap.
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Jim Melwert
November 03, 2019 - 4:30 am
Two girls from the Delaware Valley each won top prizes at an elite, national science competition in Washington, D.C. last week.
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Artwork composed of dead spotted lanternflies, created for a community art project on display at Penn State Lehigh Valley
Amy Gery/Penn State University Lehigh Valley
Mark Abrams
October 27, 2019 - 4:30 am
To stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly, their wings must be clipped — but this art project took it a step further. Read more here.
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Brad Line of Villanova and his sons, Grayson and Nolan, showing off their app, Squishr, for tracking spotted lanternflies.
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Charlotte Reese
October 14, 2019 - 4:30 am
Squishr, developed by a Villanova man and his two sons, lets users upload pictures and track their spotted lanternfly kills with GPS location data.
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Candice Jeffries holds earrings she made from spotted lanternfly wings.
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Paul Kurtz
September 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
A West Philadelphia woman is creating art and financial opportunity out of spotted lanternfly carcasses.
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Lanternfly spraying
Eric Clifton, Cornell University
Mark Abrams
September 29, 2019 - 4:30 am
Researchers testing a biopesticide to control spotted lanternfly in areas of Norristown Farm Park this past summer are encouraged by the results and say they may have discovered a very effective weapon to stamp out the invasive pests.
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