- Start of invasion? Spotted lanternfly confirmed in Maryland, raising alarm that invasive species could establish here
A spotted lanternfly has been found in a trap in Cecil County, raising concern that the invasive species could soon establish itself in Maryland. The insects can damage or destroy crops and leave porches covered in goo.
- What are lanternflies? Everything you need to know about the invasive species that could hit Maryland
Baltimore Sun staff
Maryland officials sounded the alarm this week that an invasive species called lanterflies — which has had disastrous effects in Pennsylvania — has been found in the state.
Here’s what experts say Maryland residents need to know.
- Garden Q&A: Getting rid of tree of heaven, a lanternfly magnet
With the spotted lanternfly threatening from Pennsylvania, I don’t want to have one of those trees of heaven that attracts them! I’m terrible at identifying trees. How can I avoid having the neighborhood magnet for these pests?
- Maryland braces for invasion of lanternflies, races to slow their spread
Jonathan M. Pitts
Maryland scientists are preparing for an invasion this spring of lanternflies, a speckled, four-winged insect that first appeared in the United States a little more than three years ago.