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New invasive insect pest on Canada’s doorstep

December 8, 2020  By Fruit and Vegetable

Grape, tree fruit and hops growers in Ontario and Quebec, beware: the spotted lanternfly is spreading closer and closer to provincial borders. Native to Asia, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a voracious sap-feeding insect that attacks various crops, landscape ornamentals and hardwood trees.

Since its discovery in Pennsylvania in 2014, the invasive pest has thwarted efforts to contain its spread. While there are no established populations in Canada yet, the spotted lanternfly has recently been detected in Michigan and New York. |READ MORE


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