Date(s) - Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021
Learn how to identify and report spotted lanternfly and tree-of-heaven in this online event from NY iMapInvasives to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive pest from Asia that feeds on a variety of plants including grapes, hops, and maple trees, posing a severe threat to New York’s forests and agriculture. SLF has been found in several locations in New York but has not yet spread to much of the state. One potential pathway for the spread of SLF is its preferred host plant, tree-of-heaven (TOH), which is already found in many locations across New York.
Volunteers like you are needed to look for SLF and TOH in your area. Visit iMap’s website to learn about the project and sign up for a grid square on the map to look for these species out in the field.
Join iMapInvasives and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets for some tips on how to find these invasive species (particularly adults and egg masses), and for a recap of the incredible monitoring efforts made by volunteers across the state this year during the Oct. 27 presentation.