spotted lanternfly

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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Jim Melwert
September 22, 2019 - 10:23 am
A couple middle school students from the Philadelphia suburbs are among 30 teens selected to present in a national science competition. One of those projects tackles the obnoxious spotted lanternfly.
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A spotted lanternfly.
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Mark Abrams
September 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
With the spotted lanternfly population exploding into urban and suburban areas, officials are urging trucking and delivery businesses to step up now, if they haven't already, to get state permits to operate in the quarantine zone.
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A spotted lanternfly.
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Paul Kurtz
September 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Hordes of spotted lanternflies have invaded Philadelphia, and city officials are trying to figure out how to get rid of the destructive bugs.
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The spotted lanternfly infestation in the Philadelphia region is reaching its peak and an expert on the destructive insects says they're about to make a move. Emelie Swackhamer, a spotted lanternfly specialist with the Penn State Extension service in Collegeville,...
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Dominic Dollose had big plans for a four-acre vineyard on his farm near Perkiomonville.
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Paul Kurtz
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The spotted lanternfly has cut a path of destruction through 14 Pennsylvania counties since it was first discovered in Berks County five years ago. The pest is now posing a deadly threat to vineyards. Dominic Dollose had big plans for a four-acre vineyard on his farm...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Paul Kurtz
June 19, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring a spotted lanternfly quarantine that covers the entire Delaware Valley and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. State agriculture secretary Russell Redding says the quarantine has grown as the spotted...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
May 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn State researchers who are trying to stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly have recently discovered a natural predator that could be an effective and massive tool to kill the bug. Specialist Heather Leach, based in the Department of Entomology at the...
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