A New Fly Pattern On The Horizon?

A boy showcasing his bug collection at the Kansas State Fair last week didn’t know it, but he had a rare and dangerous specimen lurking in his midst.

His find has triggered state and federal investigations.

The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive species that has been wreaking havoc for years out east.

But no infestations have made it farther west than southeastern Indiana, and that one is limited to a single county. That’s what made last week’s discovery so shocking for officials trying to figure out how an adult spotted lanternfly ended up more   than 850 miles from the nearest known infestation.

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