Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Gains a Foothold in Connecticut

An adult spotted lanternfly with brown wings and black spots shares a tree branch with several late-stage nymphs, characterized by their red color and white spots. (Steve Ausmus/USDA)


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So far, Connecticut has been spared the widespread swarms of plant-hopping insects that have become an annual summer nightmare in states to the south – but the spread of the spotted lanternfly, and t...

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