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spotted lanternfly, giant hornet, and little fire ant

spotted lanternfly, giant hornet, and little fire ant

From sea to shining sea: Invasive insect species pose threats U.S. agriculture, natural resources, and public health. Just three examples include the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) (left) on the East Coast and spreading to the Midwest, the giant hornet Vespa mandarinia (middle) in the Pacific Northwest, and the little fire ant
(Wasmannia auropunctata) (right) in both Florida and Hawaii. (Lanternfly photo by Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State University; hornet photo by Hanna Royals, USDA APHIS PPQ ITP; ant photo by Eli Sarnat; all via Bugwood.org)

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