A spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that is native to Asia and was first discovered in the U.S. in 2014 in Pennsylvania. It belongs to the planthopper family and has a piercing-sucking mouthpart that feeds on sap from over 70 different plants, including some that are economically important. It can stress and damage the plants it feeds on and reduce the quality of life for people in infested areas. It has a distinctive appearance with tan, semi-transparent forewings, black spots, patches of red and black, and a white band and yellow and black abdomen. For more information, please visit National Park Service website.