Eliminate them, or find ways to live together without bugging each other Slugs The slug is a soft-bodied mollusk rather than an insect. Barringer, L. E., L. R. Donovall, and S.-E. Spichiger. 12.99) SALE 9.99, Eight Insect Control 32-ounce, ready to use 19.99. The spotted lanternfly adult is approximately 1″ long and ½” wide at rest. After 2 wk, jar contents were transferred into a plastic zipper bag for transport to the laboratory for sorting and counting. 2011). In the laboratory, specimens were separated by life stage. A couple middle school students from the Philadelphia suburbs are among 30 teens selected to present in a national science competition. Tanglefoot Tree … Tall traps were placed at the KU site to compare catch on the traps at two locations in relation to an A. altissima woodlot, in 10 replicates. 2019c) and later nondispersing adults (Cooperband et al. 2019). SLF is reproducing quickly in our south-eastern Pennsylvania area, and SLF has the potential to become a significant threat to Pennsylvania’s agriculture and forestry industries. Holes were drilled into the pipe to accommodate attaching trap sections to the pipe and the pipe to the t-post. 2019d). Two layers of fiber material (7.6 cm wide) were placed around the host A. altissima tree. Spotted Lanternflys feed on the sap of many different varieties of plants. 1a) has been shown to be the most effective tree band tested to date for trapping (Cooperband et al. In a separate comparison, more spotted lanternflies were caught on adhesive-coated ‘tree mimicking’ traps placed along the edges of Ailanthus altissima Swingle (Sapindales: Simaroubaceae) stands than away from hosts in an open field. The inward facing surface of the BugBarrier bands may deter this behavior, as the lanternflies may not seek an alternate route until after they have been funneled under the sticky band to the fiber material where their only options are to either fall or walk downward, or jump, fly, or walk onto the sticky trap surface where they become captured. A helpful step-by-step video of creating the spotted lanternfly trap with chicken wire to prevent bycatch can be found HERE. This tendency to stay close to the host tree or tree line appears to be similar to earlier findings that most L. delicatula do not disperse far, except when feeding following emergence (Baker et al. Conversely, at HE, almost no egg masses could be found on any host trees in early 2018. Pecan weevil circle traps were originally designed to capture insects that walk up the trunk of host trees, so they provided a potential starting point for capturing this invasive pest. 2019c). One of those projects tackles the obnoxious spotted lanternfly. If you spot them on your property, don’t panic! Circle trunk traps are recommended for their effectiveness at capturing L. delicatula as well as their relative ease-of-use and reusability. Monday-Wednesday: 8am-7pm Thanksgiving: Closed Black Friday: 8am-8pm Saturday: 8am-8pm Sunday: 9am-7pm. The petroleum jelly method, described above, is not known to capture mammals. BugBarrier tree bands (Fig. A tall prism trap placed along the edge of an Ailanthus altissima woodlot. If you have SLF on your property, you can use traps to kill them and possibly reduce damage to your trees. 2010). (2008), with modifications made for the increased size of the plastic used. Females escaping from simulated predatory attacks also displayed a propensity to fly away from the disturbance and toward open fields. Crook, D. J., J. Three field sites were used for the studies: HE, BA, and KU. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. Trap location played a significant role in L. delicatula catch (F = 33.07, df = 1, P < 0.0001) with more mean L. delicatula caught along the edge of woodlots [62.7 (44.6–88.0 95% confidence interval (CI)] than in the open field [18.3 (12.0–28.0 CI)]. Glue is being applied to the outside surface of the trap. The primary host in North America is tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima Swingle (Sapindales: Simaroubaceae), an invasive tree from China (Barringer et al. Mean number (±SE) Lycorma delicatula caught per trap in a trapping assay comparing two trap types (n = 10), BugBarrier and Modified Pecan Weevil (Circle Trunk) at two sites in Berks County, PA. 2007, Graham et al. 2005, Wermelinger et al. Cooperband, M., M. Fetchen, and A. Cornell. 2012). Daniel Carrillo (University of Florida) and Ann Ray (Xavier University) provided scientific critique and helpful discussions. » Eggs If you see Spotted Lanternfly eggs on trees, scrape off and destroy. A promising commercially available tree band (BugBarrier) design that faces inward to the trunk and targets larger developmental stages was tested. 2019). Each indoor fly trap roll is 30 ft. long and features a pre … During the 31 July trap check, traps in each pair of trees were rotated to the opposite tree in the pair to reduce potential individual tree effects on trap catch. Poland, T. M., D. G. McCullough, and A. C. Anulewicz. An approximately 4.4 cm circular hole was cut into the lid of the jar, and the lid was attached using a hot-melt adhesive to the plastic section of the original trap opening near the base of the cone for the collection jar (Fig. All three sites had a high proportion of A. altissima.