Berks County, Pennsylvania
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Photo of an adult spotted lanternfly. Photograph by Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Spotted Lanternfly Regulations: What the General Quarantine Means for Moving Items Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is a new threat to Pennsylvania and the United States. It lays egg masses of 30-50 eggs wherever there’s a flat surface – meaning that many home items easily transported can pack this pest and help it spread quickly. Therefore, a general quarantine over any area found to harbor the Spotted Lanternfly means that any material or object that can spread the pest cannot be moved. Experts are still learning about this threat to agriculture in Pennsylvania and the United States and how to combat it.