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Spotted Lanterfly Spotted in Sussex County

Date Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2022
Spotted Lantern Fly: Five years after the first confirmed spotted lanternfly was found in New Castle County in 2017, the spotted lanternfly has made its way to Sussex County, creating a statewide quarantine for this invasive pest. The spotted lanternfly is a destructive invasive planthopper that attacks many hosts, including trees, shrubs, orchards, grapes, and hops. The insect is detrimental to Delaware’s agricultural industry, forests, and residential areas.   See the attachment press release for addional information and impacts and click on the following link for information from the Delaware Department of Argiculture