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potential distribution of spotted lanternfly in United States

potential distribution of spotted lanternfly in United States

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in China studied climate data in the host ranges of the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) to model what other locales offer potentially suitable habitat for the invasive insect. In the United States, their findings show most of New England and the mid-Atlantic states as well as parts of the central U.S. and Pacific Northwest are vulnerable to establishment of the spotted lanternfly if it finds its way there. (Image originally published in Wakie et al 2019, Journal of Economic Entomology)

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