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Spotted Lanternfly Moves Into New Areas This Year

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) arrived in Maryland last year. These invasive insects are being controlled now in 15 sites in Cecil County and several in Harford County. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has expanded its survey sites along the Pennsylvania…

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Q&A: What Is Causing Trees to Lose Their Bark?

Several observations of tree bark damage like this have been reported to the University of Maryland Extension’s Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) recently.  Q: I was walking in the woods near my house and noticed bark trimmed off a…

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Spotted Lanternfly: A New Invasive Pest That is Too Close for Comfort

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an insect native to China that was first detected in Southeastern Pennsylvania in September 2014.  It has spread fairly rapidly since then. There were recent finds in Delaware and New York. Both were dead individual…

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