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A scientist capturing spotted lanternfly specimens from a tree while two scientists watch.

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The first step in controlling spotted lanternfly (SLF) is to understand its life cycle, which requires capturing the insects and then raising them in captivity. Here, a team of collaborators collects SLF nymphs near Reading, Pennsylvania. From left to right are Kim Hoelmer, an ARS entomologist from the Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit in Newark, Delaware; Julie Urban, an evolutionary biologist with Pennsylvania State University; and Tracy Leskey, an ARS entomologist with the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West Virginia.


Photo by Stephen Ausmus.


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