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Can Anyone Stop the Sticky, Sap-Sucking Invader Attacking American Vineyards?

Pinned spotted lanternfly adult with wings open. Note the bright red coloration now visible on the hindwings. This cannot be seen when the insect is at rest. Credit: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Wine Spectator

An invasive species is devastating Pennsylvania’s fledgling wine industry and spreading into neighboring states, leaving behind dead vines and sticky gunk. The next big vineyard threat to winegrowing regions throughout the U.S.? The spotted lanternfly, aka SLF or Lycorma delicatula.