The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that has been identified in areas of Berks County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and in South Coventry Township. Native to China, India and Vietnam, this invasive species has the potential to greatly impact the viticulture (grape), tree fruit, plant nursery and timber industries in Pennsylvania. Early detection is vital for the protection of Pennsylvania businesses and agriculture.
Warwick County Park will be hosting an information session on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00am about the life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly and quarantine information. The speaker for the session will be Dana Rhodes, State Plant Regulatory Official from the PA Department of Agriculture. This session is open to the public but will be limited to 45 participants. Please contact the Warwick County Park Office at (610) 469-1916 to register. For more information and directions, please visit www.chesco.org/ccparks.
For additional information on identifying the Spotted Lanternfly and how you can help, please visit the Department of Agriculture’s Spotted Lanternfly page.