The spotted lanternfly is an invasive species that is making its way to Chicago. This insect harms the agriculture in the area they take over. Read last week's web story to learn more about spotted lanternflies.
Spotted lanternflies destroy the agriculture in areas they infest. If you see them squash or step on them to kill them and prevent the spread.
If you see a spotted lanternfly you should report it on the IL Department of Agriculture email or call (815) 787-5476!
Certain areas have been quarantined due to mass amounts of the insects. Visit the IL Department of Agriculture's website to stay updated on the status of lanternflies in Chicago!