Spotted Lanternfly

Lycorma delicatula

Lycorma delicatula

Photo by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture,

Survey Information

The Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a planthopper that is a pest on many fruit, ornamental and woody trees. Its preferred host is the tree-of-heaven. It is native to China and was first discovered in in the US in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has since spread throughout the northeastern United States. Surveys are conducted because of the presence of potential host material, especially commercial grapes, in Wyoming. The Wyoming Spotted Lanternfly survey began in 2020 as part of the Grape Commodity Survey. To date, it has not been found in Wyoming.

The Spotted Lanternfly survey is conducted by the Wyoming Pest Detection / CAPS Program. Vineyards are swept with a net and visually surveyed from June through August. Sweep net samples were examined for suspects at the University of Wyoming.



Contact Us

WY CAPS Program

University of Wyoming

Dept. Ecosystem Science & Management: 3354

1000 East University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5278


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