Report your sighting to the state at this link.
Click and read one of these articles for pictures and more information on our responsibilities. For more complete information see these articles:
- Spotted Lanternfly - gothamist
- Spotted Lanternfly - astoria patch.
- Spotted Lanternfly - instagram post from the Green-Wood Cemetery
These insects are active late in the day and at night. Bring your rolled up newspapers, your fly swatters, your boots with heals and crush this enemy of our trees and plant. We need to move fast because they move like grasshoppers.
Now is the time, the month of September is when they lay their eggs. Look for that brown peanut brittle spread. It could be on the bark of a tree or on any hard surface, rocks, bricks, metal, wood. Remove it, destroy it.
And don’t bring any to the garden. They are notorious hitchhikers. Please try not to bring them from any gardening center in another borough, NJ, or PA. Let's act early and vigilantly before they can establish their swarming colonies.
Cornell has been mapping the sightings (as have New Yorkers have been mapping the sightings via the iNaturalist app.)