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Keep a look out! ⚠️ ATTN Rhode Islanders: Don’t forget to be on the lookout for egg masse…

Keep a look out!

⚠️ ATTN Rhode Islanders: Don’t forget to be on the lookout for egg masses of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF)! By this time in winter, SLF adults have laid masses of 30 or more eggs on surfaces ranging from tree trunks to patio furniture. Test if you can *spot* 👀 the highly concentrated SLF egg masses in these photos taken by DEM’s Division of Agriculture and Forest Environment’s Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) staff during a recent field survey in Smithfield. 370 egg masses total were detected and scraped at this location alone 😮 – scroll ➡️ to see the fresh egg masses circled, closeup photos, and for images of old egg masses, consisting of uncovered rows with holes in each… More

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