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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Spotted Lanternfly Alert in NJ

Adult Spotted Lanternflies on Tree

Spotted Lanternflies (SLF) have recently been spotted in Mercer, Hunterdon and Warren counties. A planthopper native to parts of Asia, the SLF is an invasive species that feeds on over 70 types of plants (including fruit trees, ornamental trees, woody trees, vegetables, herbs and vines) and can cause damage to the hosts as well as agricultural crops. 

New Jersey residents are asked to be on alert for SLF sightings and to use caution when traveling to and from counties with known infestations. 

For more information about the spotted lanternfly, visit: State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture - Spotted Lanternfly

To report a sighting, e-mail SLF-plantindustry@ag.nj.gov or call the NJ Spotted Lanternfly Hotline at 1-833-223-2840 (BADBUG0).

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