NJ Spotlight News

The battle is on in NJ to beat the spotted lanternfly

Clip: 08/09/2022 | 3m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

Spotted lanternflies are back in New Jersey; they’re in trees, on city streets and even at the Jersey Shore. Swarming in large numbers, the infamous invasive bugs from Asia are destructive to a wide range of plants and crops. Entomologists have learned a lot about spotted lanternflies, how they grow, what they eat, and how their droppings, called honeydew, can kill plants.

Aired: 08/09/22

Rating: NR

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