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spotted lanternfly egg masses on tree

spotted lanternfly egg masses on tree

The invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) lays its eggs in masses, which often resemble splotches of mud, on tree limbs and trunks. A study in Pennsylvania finds that putting infested wood through a wood chipper effectively destroys spotted lanternfly egg masses, and researchers recommend the practice for reducing the potential spread of the pest. (Photo credit: Kenneth R. Law, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org)

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