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Posted on: March 4, 2019

State Officials Urge Residents to Check Plants for Spotted Lanternfly

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State Agricultural Officials Urge Residents to Check Plants for Spotted Lanternfly

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) today announced that a single dead specimen of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest, was reported and confirmed at a private residence in Boston. As a result, MDAR urges the public to check for signs of spotted lanternfly adults in any potted plants that they may have received over the holiday season and to report any potential sightings of this pest on MDAR’s online reporting form by taking photographs and collecting a specimen if possible. Residents should look for large, gray insects, about one inch long, with black spots and red underwings. 


Please report any sightings to MDNR not the Conservation Office.

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