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This insect could be detrimental to Ohio's wine industry

July 22, 2020

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Agriculture issued a warning about an insect that could kill wine in Ohio.

The spotted lanternfly can cause significant damage to some plants and has been seen in Pennsylvania.

According to the Department of Agriculture, the insect is fond of grape and fruit trees, hops, blueberry, oak, pine, poplar and walnut.

Adult spotted lanterflies usually eat grapevines, while nymphs eat multiple types of plants.


News article by Courtney Shaw


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