It's killing season in parts of the United States plagued by the beautiful lanternfly
The next generation of the plant hopper and crop-destroying pest has hatched in 11 states across the northeastern U.S. after their dormant winter
The spotted lanternfly, which actually doesn't fly but is a leaf-hopping insect, is thought to have been transported into the U.S.
Since then, the spotted lanternfly – its scientific name is Lycorma delicatula – has been found in at least 10 more states
More states are watching for the insect's appearance, too, said Brian Eshenaur, senior extension associate
Due to the impact this insect can have on grape plants and vineyards, the wine- and grape-growing regions on the West Coast
There's reason to worry about the arrival of the spotted lanternfly in wine production-rich California
Other crops "considered at risk from SLF infection" include almonds, apples, walnuts, cherries, hops, peaches and plums