What are the new bugs in PA?

The spotted lanternfly — an invasive pest with bright red and white wings and black spots — is out in full force once again in Pennsylvania. The Asian native plant-hopper was first discovered in Berks County in 2014 and has since populated 33 additional counties — including York.

What bugs does Pennsylvania have?

Here are 25 of the most common bugs found in Pennsylvania.

  • Aphids. These tiny colorful insects are a bit of a pest for gardens since they suck the juice of plants.
  • Assassin Bugs.
  • Bed Bugs.
  • Boxelder Bug.
  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
  • Giant Water Bug.
  • Spotted Lanternfly.
  • Squash Bug.

Where did Lantern flies go?

Spotted lanternfly populations are currently found in 11 states including: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. If you suspect you have found SLF in Connecticut, snap a picture of it and fill out the SLF Reporting Form.

What are these new bugs in Philly?

Philly was added to Pa.’s spotted lanternfly quarantine list back in 2017, when they were first sighted in the city. In 2019, and especially in 2020 when everyone was either trapped inside or forced to find respite outdoors, the bugs were inescapable.

Are kissing bugs in Pennsylvania?

While there isn’t an exact number, kissing bugs have been reported in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health doesn’t track the insect, nor do doctors track Chagas disease reports. Though insects have been spotted throughout Pennsylvania, they are rare in the area.

Will the cicadas eat Lanternflies?

Those hoping the 17-year cicadas will do battle with the spotted lanternfly and maybe cut into their teeming masses will be disappointed, says Penn State Extension’s Korman. They don’t compete for the same resources, she explained, though both use a piercing-sucking mouthpart to get nutrition.

Are kissing bugs in PA?

Does Pennsylvania have June bugs?

Home lawns in select areas of Pennsylvania often are subject to severe and extensive injury from green June beetle grubs (Fig. 1). Green June beetle is also called the fig-eater because of its fondness of ripe figs and other thin-skinned fruit.

What eats spotted lanternfly?

As far as what eats a spotted lanternfly, praying mantises and spiders seem to be their main predators. Most birds won’t eat these insects; however, there could be some bird species that enjoy them.

How many Lanternflies are in the US?

Two researchers compile existing research and additional observations to update the list of potential host plants for the invasive spotted lanternfly, bringing the worldwide total of plants the insect will feed on to 103—of which 56 are present in North America.

Will there be cicadas in Philly?

The billions of insects that emerge every 17 years haven’t appeared in Philadelphia in a while, a long while, scientists believe. It’s due to the urban landscape, but that doesn’t mean they won’t return in the future.

Will the cicadas eat lanternflies?