Lower Gwynedd Township Environmental Advisory Council to Host Spotted Lanternfly Information Session

The Lower Gwynedd Township Environmental Advisory Council will host a Spotted Lanternfly information presentation conducted by Jeffrey Fehlenberg, Master Watershed Steward (Penn State Extension program). Participants will learn about the insect’s history, identification and lifestyle, and steps to take to limit the spread of the insect and minimize its damage to your property, trees and community.

The Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect native to Asia, was first detected in North America in 2014 in Berks County. It is spreading rapidly and confirmed sightings have been viewed in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester and 10 additional surrounding counties and nearby states. The Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Lower Gwynedd Township.

The insect infests, feeds upon, and introduces disease to as many as 40 trees and plants home to Pennsylvania. It has the potential to have a devastating impact on Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania agriculture. You can help limit the spread of and damage caused by this pest. For additional information, please refer to the link here.