Spotted Lanternfly

Adult spotted lanternfly

Adult spotted lanternfly photo by Holly Raguza, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

News and Updates

The Northeastern IPM Center, in conjunction with SCRI collaborators, announce the launch of a new website about spotted lanternfly. Visit for the latest information on spotted lanternly research, management, and other resources.

In 2018, the Center funded a spotted lanternfly (SLF, Lycorma delicatula) working group. Building on initial accomplishments, the group submitted a successful USDA-NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) proposal to study the biology, ecology, and management of SLF. Dr Julie Urban of Penn State is the PI for the project. The goals for this project are to develop efficacious tactics for managing the invasive pest on vulnerable specialty crops to reduce the risk of widespread, catastrophic damage, and to develop strategies for long-term SLF management.

Our partnership includes seven universities, USDA-ARS, and APHIS, and will be advised by an engaged and thoughtful stakeholder advisory panel. Take a look at the website for research updates, resources, and more.