In this North Jersey story, Bob O’Rourke of Davey's New Jersey office describes a new insect that has become a major threat to fruit and hardwood trees in New Jersey. He explains how these pests are able to travel and spread so easily.
Posted: July 17, 2018
A colorful bug that is a major threat to fruit and hardwood trees has been discovered in New Jersey, state officials said Tuesday.
An invasive species that hops from plant to plant, the spotted lanternfly was found recently in Warren County after spreading throughout 13 counties in eastern Pennsylvania despite a quarantine there.
Photo Credit: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org