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Spotted Lantern Fly confirmed in Michigan

Spotted Lantern Fly has been confirmed along the Michigan/Ohio border.

Entomologists say the invasive species could damage at least 70 different crops in the state, with grapes, hops, and apples at higher risk.

The pest was found on June 17th in monitoring traps set by Michigan State University in Lambertville, just two miles north of the Ohio border.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says the Monroe County detection is the second report the invasive pest in the state. It was first reported in Oakland County in 2022.

The state is asking people if they see the pest, squash it and report it.  Find out how here.

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