lanternfly

A spotted lanternfly nymph.

Can swarms of little bugs, like the Asia-native spotted lanternfly, have the potential to impact hundreds of acres of forests, grapes and fruit trees?

Absolutely.

Right now, the spotted lanternfly has been cause for concern among Pennsylvanians, as the invasive species can carve a destructive path through wildlife flora. 

The insects are not yet fully grown; they are in the nymph stage, and they will likely stay there until late June, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Here's what to do if you spot a spotted lanternfly.

Currently, Lancaster County is one of the counties quarantined by the Department of Agriculture for the infestation of lanternflies. Other counties involved are Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill.