Massachusetts residents urged to be on lookout for invasive spotted lanternfly

Spotted lanternflyTwo dead bugs recently found in eastern Massachusetts have state agricultural officials sounding the alarm about an invasive pest with a big appetite for grapevines, hops and fruit trees. Spotted lanternflly populations have grown explosively in Pennsylvania since their discovery in the state in 2014. Since then, infestations of the sap-sucking insects, native to Asia, have broken out in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia and Connecticut : masslive