This workshop will prepare professionals and volunteers to scout for, identify and report Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, a serious pest which may be moving into our region. The biology, identification, potential damage, methods of spread, monitoring and management will be described. The surveyor protocol and iMapInvasives app will be reviewed, which will be used to report the current distribution and abundance (or absence) of SLF.
If SLF is discovered, trainees will be asked to be “boots on the ground” to assist in the detection & prevention of spread in our area.
Identification information will also be provided for Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus altissima, the SLF’s favorite host, as well as information on emerging pests, Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, and Jumping Worms, Amynthas sp., which are in our region but under-reported.
This program is part of the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management's (Lower Hudson PRISM) efforts to stop the spread of invasive species in the Lower Hudson Valley.
Pre-registration is required.
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