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OMAFRA: SLF spotted in Ontario – but no official detections yet

October 18, 2023  By ONFruit

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has received reports, directly and indirectly, of spotted lanternfly (SLF) sightings in various locations.

There have been no confirmed detections of SLF in Canada. A detection is defined as a live spotted lanternfly confirmed by the CFIA in the Canadian environment.  If there is a confirmed detection, an update will be posted on the CFIA website.

There have, however, been a few recent sightings of SLF in Ontario over the past two months.


For growers, please continue to ensure staff are trained and know what to look for and who to report to, and inspect anything entering your facilities that have come from anywhere in the US – especially in the areas where SLF is known to occur. |READ MORE

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