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Officials Urge Residents to Check Plants for Spotted Lanternfly
BOSTON — The Massachusetts
Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) today announced that a single dead
specimen of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest, was reported and confirmed at
a private residence in Boston. As a result, MDAR urges the public to check for
signs of spotted lanternfly adults in any potted plants that they may have
received over the holiday season and to report any potential sightings of this
pest on MDAR’s online reporting form by
taking photographs and collecting a specimen if possible. Residents should look
for large, gray insects, about one inch long, with black spots and red
Please report any sightings to MDNR not the Conservation Office.