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Lycorma delicatula
(spotted lanternfly)

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Lycorma delicatula (spotted lanternfly)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 25 February 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lycorma delicatula
  • Preferred Common Name
  • spotted lanternfly
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Lycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); adult, on tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
TitleAdult
CaptionLycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); adult, on tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
Copyright©Lawrence Barringer/Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); adult, on tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
AdultLycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); adult, on tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima).©Lawrence Barringer/Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); adult. Museum set specimen. Note scale.
TitleAdult
CaptionLycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); adult. Museum set specimen. Note scale.
Copyright©Holly Raguza/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); adult. Museum set specimen. Note scale.
AdultLycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); adult. Museum set specimen. Note scale.©Holly Raguza/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); late instar nymph.
TitleNymph
CaptionLycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); late instar nymph.
Copyright©Lawrence Barringer/Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); late instar nymph.
NymphLycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); late instar nymph.©Lawrence Barringer/Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); egg mass.
TitleEgg mass
CaptionLycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); egg mass.
Copyright©Holly Raguza/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Lycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); egg mass.
Egg massLycorma delicatula (spotted laternfly); egg mass.©Holly Raguza/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lycorma delicatula (White, 1845)

Preferred Common Name

  • spotted lanternfly

International Common Names

  • English: Chinese blistering cicada; spot clothing wax cicada

Local Common Names

  • Korea, Republic of: ggot-mae-mi

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Family: Fulgoridae
  •                             Genus: Lycorma
  •                                 Species: Lycorma delicatula

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 15 Dec 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

CambodiaAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
ChinaPresent, Widespread
-AnhuiPresent
-BeijingPresent
-ChongqingPresent
-FujianPresent
-GansuPresent
-GuangdongPresent
-GuangxiPresent
-GuizhouPresent
-HainanPresent
-HebeiPresent
-HenanPresent
-HubeiPresent
-HunanPresent
-JiangsuPresent
-JiangxiPresent
-JilinPresent
-LiaoningPresent
-NingxiaPresent
-QinghaiPresent
-ShaanxiPresent
-ShandongPresent
-ShanghaiPresent
-ShanxiPresent
-SichuanPresent
-TianjinPresent
-TibetPresent
-XinjiangPresent
-YunnanPresent
-ZhejiangPresent
IndiaAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
-AssamAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
JapanPresentIntroducedInvasive
-HonshuPresentIntroducedInvasive
LaosAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
North KoreaPresent
South KoreaPresent, WidespreadIntroducedInvasiveFound throughout the mainland
TaiwanPresent
VietnamPresent

North America

United StatesPresent, Localized
-DelawarePresent, Few occurrences
-MarylandPresent, Few occurrences
-New JerseyPresent, Few occurrences
-New YorkAbsent, Intercepted only
-PennsylvaniaPresentIntroduced2014InvasiveFirst New World record; Berks County, September 2014
-VirginiaPresent, Localized
-West VirginiaPresent, Few occurrences

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContextReferences
Acer palmatum (Japanese maple)AceraceaeUnknown
  • Kim et al. (2011)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)AceraceaeUnknown
  • Kim et al. (2011)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)SimaroubaceaeMain
Betula platyphylla (Manchurian birch)BetulaceaeUnknown
  • Kim et al. (2011)
Castanea crenata (Japanese chestnut)FagaceaeUnknown
Cedrela fissilis (Spanish cedar)MeliaceaeMain
    Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood)CornaceaeUnknown
    • Kim et al. (2011)
    Cornus officinalisCornaceaeUnknown
    • Kim et al. (2011)
    Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)ElaeagnaceaeUnknown
    • Kim et al. (2011)
    Juglans mandshurica (Manchurian walnut)JuglandaceaeMain
      Melia azedarach (Chinaberry)MeliaceaeMain
        Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)VitaceaeMain
          Phellodendron amurense (amur cork tree)RutaceaeMain
          • Kim et al. (2011)
          Picrasma quassioidesSimaroubaceaeMain
            Pinus densiflora (Japanese umbrella pine)PinaceaeUnknown
            • Kim et al. (2011)
            Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)PinaceaeUnknown
            • Kim et al. (2011)
            Populus alba (silver-leaf poplar)SalicaceaeUnknown
            • Kim et al. (2011)
            Populus tomentiglandulosaSalicaceaeUnknown
            Prunus serrulata var. spontaneaUnknown
            • Kim et al. (2011)
            Prunus yedoensisRosaceaeUnknown
            • Kim et al. (2011)
            Syringa vulgaris (lilac)OleaceaeUnknown
            • Kim et al. (2011)
            Tetradium danielliiRutaceaeMain
            • Kim et al. (2011)
            Toona sinensis (Chinese Toona)MeliaceaeMain
              Vitis amurensis (amur grape)VitaceaeMain
                Vitis vinifera (grapevine)VitaceaeMain
                Zelkova serrata (Japanese selkova)UlmaceaeUnknown
                • Kim et al. (2011)

                Natural enemies

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                Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
                Anastatus Parasite Eggs Kim et al. (2011a)

                References

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                Barringer LE, Donovall LR, Spichiger SE, Lynch D, Henry D, 2015. The first New World record of Lycorma delicatula (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoridae). Entomological News, 125(1):20-23. http://www.bioone.org/loi/entn

                Cai HuiXian, Wu XiaoZhong, 2013. Occurrence and control of Lycorma delicatula in Ailanthus altissima in Jiaozuo, China. In: The Proceedings of Chinese Society of Plant Protection in 2013, Shandong, China, 22-25 October, 2013., China: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 146-149

                EPPO, 2018. EPPO Global Database (available online). https://gd.eppo.int

                Jang YiKweon, An HyonGyong, Kim HyoJoong, Kim KwangHo, 2013. Spectral preferences of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae). Entomological Research, 43(2), 115-122. doi: 10.1111/1748-5967.12012

                Kim HyoJoong, Kim MinYoung, Kwon DeokHo, Park SangWook, Lee YeRim, Huang JunHao, Kai Shi, Lee HeungSik, Hong KiJeong, Jang YiKweon, Lee SeungHwan, 2013. Molecular comparison of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) isolates in Korea, China, and Japan. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 16(4):503-506. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1226861513000745

                Kim IlKwon, Koh SangHyun, Lee JungSu, Choi WonIl, Shin SangChul, 2011. Discovery of an egg parasitoid of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) an invasive species in South Korea. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 14(2):213-215

                Kim JaeGeun, Lee EunHyuk, Seo YeoMin, Kim NaYeon, 2011. Cyclic behavior of Lycorma delicatula (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) on host plants. Journal of Insect Behavior, 24(6):423-435. http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=104914

                Lee JungSu, Kim IlKwon, Koh SangHyun, Cho SungJong, Jang SukJun, Pyo SeungHyeon, Choi WonIl, 2011. Impact of minimum winter temperature on Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) egg mortality. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 14(1), 123-125. doi: 10.1016/j.aspen.2010.09.004

                Lee YoungSu, Jang MyoungJun, Kim JinYoung, Kim JunRan, 2014. The effect of winter temperature on the survival of lantern fly, Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) eggs. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology, 53(3):311-315. http://ocean.kisti.re.kr/is/mv/showPDF_ocean.jsp?method=download&pYear=2014&koi=KISTI1.1003%2FJNL.JAKO201428637715385&sp=311&CN1=JAKO201428637715385&poid=entomo&kojic=OOGCBV&sVnc=v53n3&sFree=%3D

                Park M, Kim KyungSeok, Lee JoonHo, 2013. Genetic structure of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) populations in Korea: implication for invasion processes in heterogeneous landscapes. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103(4):414-424. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ber

                Tomisawa A, Ohmiya S, Fukutomi H, Hayashi K, Ishikawa T, 2013. Biological notes on Lycorma delicatula (White) (Hemiptera, Fulgoridae) in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Japanese Journal of Entomology, 16(1):3-14. http://www.soc.nii.ac.jp/entsoc/home.htm

                Distribution References

                Barringer L E, Donovall L R, Spichiger S E, Lynch D, Henry D, 2015. The first New World record of Lycorma delicatula (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoridae). Entomological News. 125 (1), 20-23. http://www.bioone.org/loi/entn DOI:10.3157/021.125.0105

                CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

                Cai HuiXian, Wu XiaoZhong, 2013. Occurrence and control of Lycorma delicatula in Ailanthus altissima in Jiaozuo, China. In: The Proceedings of Chinese Society of Plant Protection in 2013, Shandong, China, 22-25 October, 2013 [The Proceedings of Chinese Society of Plant Protection in 2013, Shandong, China, 22-25 October, 2013.], China: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 146-149.

                Choi DuckSoo, Kim DoIk, Ko SukJu, Kang BeomRyong, Park JongDae, Kim SeonGon, Choi KyeongJu, 2012. Environmentally-friendly control methods and forecasting the hatching time Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) in Jeonnam Province. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology. 51 (4), 371-376. DOI:10.5656/KSAE.2012.09.0.022

                EPPO, 2018. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database. Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/

                EPPO, 2020. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/

                Han JungMin, Kim HyoJoong, Lim EunJi, Lee SeungHwan, Kwon YongJung, Cho SooWon, 2008. Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoridae: Aphaeninae) finally, but suddenly arrived in Korea. Entomological Research. 38 (4), 281-286. DOI:10.1111/j.1748-5967.2008.00188.x

                Jang YiKweon, An HyonGyong, Kim HyoJoong, Kim KwangHo, 2013. Spectral preferences of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae). Entomological Research. 43 (2), 115-122. DOI:10.1111/1748-5967.12012

                Kang C-K, Lee S-I, Jablonski P G, 2011. Effect of sex and bright coloration on survival and predator-induced wing damage in an aposematic lantern fly with startle display. Ecological Entomology. 36 (6), 709-716. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2011.01319.x

                Kim HyoJoong, Kim MinYoung, Kwon DeokHo, Park SangWook, Lee YeRim, Huang JunHao, Kai Shi, Lee HeungSik, Hong KiJeong, Jang YiKweon, Lee SeungHwan, 2013. Molecular comparison of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) isolates in Korea, China, and Japan. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 16 (4), 503-506. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1226861513000745 DOI:10.1016/j.aspen.2013.07.003

                Kim IlKwon, Koh SangHyun, Lee JungSu, Choi WonIl, Shin SangChul, 2011. Discovery of an egg parasitoid of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) an invasive species in South Korea. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 14 (2), 213-215. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B8JJN-523M8PS-2&_user=10&_coverDate=06%2F30%2F2011&_rdoc=14&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_origin=browse&_zone=rslt_list_item&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%2343731%232011%23999859997%233036779%23FLA%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=43731&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=17&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=2dcf11b0a5142090d21bf76b6a5a05d9&searchtype=a DOI:10.1016/j.aspen.2011.01.004

                Kim JaeGeun, Lee EunHyuk, Seo YeoMin, Kim NaYeon, 2011. Cyclic behavior of Lycorma delicatula (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) on host plants. Journal of Insect Behavior. 24 (6), 423-435. http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=104914 DOI:10.1007/s10905-011-9266-8

                Lee JungSu, Kim IlKwon, Koh SangHyun, Cho SungJong, Jang SukJun, Pyo SeungHyeon, Choi WonIl, 2011. Impact of minimum winter temperature on Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) egg mortality. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 14 (1), 123-125. DOI:10.1016/j.aspen.2010.09.004

                Lee YoungSu, Jang MyoungJun, Kim JinYoung, Kim JunRan, 2014. The effect of winter temperature on the survival of lantern fly, Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) eggs. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology. 53 (3), 311-315. http://ocean.kisti.re.kr/is/mv/showPDF_ocean.jsp?method=download&pYear=2014&koi=KISTI1.1003%2FJNL.JAKO201428637715385&sp=311&CN1=JAKO201428637715385&poid=entomo&kojic=OOGCBV&sVnc=v53n3&sFree=%3D

                Moon S-R, Cho S-R, Jeong J-W, Shin Y-H, Yang J-O, Ahn K-S, Yoon C, Kim G-H, 2011. Attraction response of spot clothing wax cicada, Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) to spearmint oil. Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry. 54 (4), 558-567. DOI:10.3839/jksabc.2011.085

                Park M, Kim KyungSeok, Lee JoonHo, 2013. Genetic structure of Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) populations in Korea: implication for invasion processes in heterogeneous landscapes. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 103 (4), 414-424. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ber DOI:10.1017/S0007485313000011

                Tomisawa A, Ohmiya S, Fukutomi H, Hayashi K, Ishikawa T, 2013. Biological notes on Lycorma delicatula (White) (Hemiptera, Fulgoridae) in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Japanese Journal of Entomology. 16 (1), 3-14. http://www.soc.nii.ac.jp/entsoc/home.htm

                Yoon ChangMann, Moon SangRae, Jeong JinWon, Shin YounHo, Cho SunRan, Ahn KiSu, Yang JeongOh, Kim GilHah, 2011. Repellency of lavender oil and linalool against spot clothing wax cicada, Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) and their electrophysiological responses. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 14 (4), 411-416. DOI:10.1016/j.aspen.2011.06.003

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                FLOW: Fulgoromorpha Lists On the Webhttp://www.hemiptera-databases.org/flow/A knowledge and a taxonomy database dedicated to planthoppers (Insecta, Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Fulgoroidea)

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