Project Number: 8080-21000-032-023-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2019
End Date: Oct 31, 2021
The objectives for this project are: 1) Identifying risk posed by the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) to fruit and forest trees, 2) Host plant suitability for SLF development and survivorship, and 3) Development of a sustainable SLF laboratory colony.
We will: 1) initiate feeding trials on fruit and forest trees, 2) complete survivorship of each life stage for each host plant, 3) complete survivorship and developmental time for each life stage, 4) initiate laboratory rearing trials at various abiotic conditions, 5) initiate growth regulators on adults and eggs, and 6) initiate egg hatch trials.