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Ruinous lanternflies poised to mount invasion from Pa.

Mar 01, 2018 - The Washington Post

Mary Kay Malinoski has seen plenty of harmful insects swarm into Maryland during her long career, from the tree-eating gypsy moth, which invaded in the 1980s, to the malodorous brown marmorated stink bug, which arrived in 2006.

But Malinoski, a veteran entomologist with the University of Maryland's agricultural extension program, has never seen anything like the spotted lanternfly, a leaf-hopping pest that recently overran southeastern Pennsylvania and is poised to invade Maryland for the ...