Tree of Heaven – Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is the preferred host plant for Spotted Lanternfly, but the insect will also feed on many other species of plants including, fruit trees, grapes and hops. (Public domain image) Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Search Search for... Search Subscribe to Entomology Today! Enter your email address to subscribe to Entomology Today. You'll receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Get Certified!