Join UMass Extension for an update regarding the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula; SLF) and trapping research and monitoring from: Dr. Joseph Elkinton and Dr. Jeremy Andersen, UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation; Dr. Miriam Cooperband, Forest Pest Methods Laboratory USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST; Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program; and Dr. Jaime Pinero, UMass Extension’s Fruit Program and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
A brief discussion of the biology, host plants, and identification of the spotted lanternfly is followed by updates from the Elkinton and Pinero Labs at UMass Amherst. Dr. Elkinton and Dr. Andersen are currently trapping for spotted lanternfly in locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut and testing newly developed lures from Dr. Cooperband. Dr. Pinero is monitoring for SLF at orchards and vineyards across Massachusetts.