Pennsylvania expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone

March 16, 2020


The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has added twelve counties to the quarantine zone for the spotted lanternfly, bringing the total number of counties in the zone to 26. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect native to China, India and Vietnam. It can destroy agricultural crops including grapes, hops and hardwoods. Truckers who do not follow the quarantine rules may face fines.