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spotted lanternfly trapping

Wide vertical photo of the bottom six feet of a tree trunk surrounded by a round bed of mulch near a sidewalk in front of a gray house. Wrapped around the top of the visible portion of the trunk is a band of off-white material, with clear plastic above and below it and metal chicken wire placed over it. On the ground in front of the tree, a small sign reads "Spotted lanternfly experiment going on."

Researchers at Penn State University studied the relationship between the spotted lanternfly’s development cycle and temperature, collecting samples of spotted lanternflies via sticky traps placed on trees in a suburban neighborhood in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, not far from where the insect was first detected in the U.S. in 2014. It has now expanded its range to at least 14 states. (Photo by John Rost)

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