|A side-top view of an adult spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) |
Image by Walthery - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
What should you do if you spot one in New Jersey?
Watch an instructional video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoFp_MbDiE8
Kill and collect a specimen: Specimens of any life stage can be turned in to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s lab for verification.
Take a picture: With your GPS function turned on your smartphone or a camera with GPS, take a photograph of ANY life stage (including egg masses) and
submit picture to: SLFemail@example.com
Report a site: If you can’t take a specimen or photograph, call New Jersey Spotted Lanternfly Hotline at 1-833-223- 2840 (BADBUG0) and leave a message detailing your sighting and contact information.