Lycorma delicatula

What is it?

The spotted lanternfly is an exotic invasive planthopper insect that feeds on a wide range of fruit, ornamental, and hardwood trees. Its establishment and spread poses a serious threat to US agriculture.

How will it impact Oregon?

Spotted lanternflies feed by sucking sap from plants, weakening or killing them. Grapes, fruit trees, and landscape plants are most at risk.

What does it look like?

Where is it?

Spotted lanternflies were first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, and have since been reported in several neighboring states.

Where did it come from?

The spotted lanternfly is native to parts of Southeast Asia, including China, India and Vietnam.

What should you do?

Early detection and reporting is our best defense to prevent new infestations of spotted lanternflies. Report a suspected spotted lanternfly sighting to the OSU Plant Clinic. The OSU Insect ID Clinic also provides free insect identification.

OSU Plant Clinic
Department of Botany & Plant Pathology