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Updated: January 20, 2022

Spotted Lanternfly Management for Residents

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive sap-feeding insect native to eastern Asia. It was first detected in Maryland in 2018.
spotted lanternfly side view
Updated: December 10, 2021

Forest Pests: Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is a colorful non-native, invasive pest native to Asia that was first detected in the United States in 2014 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. In addition to Pennsylvania, it has been confirmed in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Virginia. In Maryland, Cecil and Harford Counties are under a quarantine. The first instar hatch was recorded in Cecil County in May 2020.
Adult Spotted Lanternfly with wings extended
Updated: November 29, 2021

Branching Out Fall 2021 News and Notes

The News and Notes roundup for this issue features a way to get caught up on this fall's Woodland Wildlife Wednesday webinars, a way to remove adult Spotted Lanternflies using an empty water bottle, how to have your business listed in our new Natural Area Management Services Providers Directory, and how to order seedlings for spring planting projects from the Maryland State Nursery.
Updated: July 28, 2021

Roots in Research 2019

Roots in Research - Yield of 2019 - Upper Marlboro CMREC
Roots in Research 2019
Updated: July 9, 2021

Timely Viticulture

Timely Viticulture is an electronic newsletter designed to remind grape producers of seasonal vineyard needs and considerations throughout the year.
Timely Viticulture Timeline
Updated: July 7, 2021

Removal of Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

Now is the time to remove the egg masses that the adult spotted lantern fly (SLF) laid last year. To do this you will need some hand sanitizer, a plastic bag, and a firm card for scraping.
Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses Old
Updated: February 22, 2021

Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a new invasive pest insect in the Mid-Atlantic. It has the potential to be an important pest on several important crops. It has been detected in several states that border Maryland, but has not yet been detected in Maryland. This publication highlights identification, biology, and what the Maryland public should do if they find a spotted lanternfly.