An invasive insect that feeds on more than 70 plants will likely soon be found on Loudoun County grape and hops vines and fruit trees. A Virginia horticulturist says, “I don’t think we can prevent it.”
Many garden centers are selling large rolls of sticky paper to wrap around trees, but these sticky sheets have trapped a lot of good creatures as well. Here’s how to proceed if you think you’ve spotted the dreaded lanternfly.
The spotted lanternfly — an invasive insect from Asia — had been, so far, only seen in several counties outside of Philadelphia, but, this year, it has been sighted in parts of Virginia. Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath explains.
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued a statement Wednesday urging landowners to help manage the spotted lanternfly.
The Spotted Lanternfly is a native of Asia but the bugs have been detected in Frederick County. “We think the biggest impact of this is gonna be on our grape growers,” said an entomologist.
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