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Spotted lantern flies are once again causing damage to fruit crops, trees in US states.
Native to Asia, these pests are known for their pale, pinkish-gray wings, black dots, and scarlet undercoat, were first recorded in Pennsylvania in 2014.
Despite their beauty, these insects cause great damage to more than 70 plant varieties, including crops such as walnuts, grapes, hops, apples, blueberries and stone fruits. fruits.
Experts say if you see one of them, don't feel sorry.
“When you see them, trample them. There's no other way to put it,” said Douglas Fisher, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture. “It's easy to step on them and crush them, which people do.”
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