Identifying and Reporting Spotted Lanternfly and Tree-of-Heaven with iMapInvasives

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive pest from Asia that feeds on a variety of plants including grapes, hops, and maple trees, posing a severe threat to NYS forests and agriculture (more info). SLF's preferred host plant, Tree-of-heaven (TOH), is already found in much of the state. SLF was first found in PA in 2014, and several populations have since been found in NY. Agencies and conservation partners across the state are working to protect our state resources from these invasives, and we are requesting help from volunteers to complement these efforts.

Volunteers needed:

New York State is seeking volunteers like you to look for SLF and TOH in your area. You can supplement NYS efforts to prevent negative impacts from invasive species by knowing what to look for and how to report observations to New York’s official invasive species database, iMapInvasives.

What does being a volunteer entail?

  • Picking a location to go to and survey at least three times in 2022 (once in Spring, Summer, and Fall)
  • Checking for spotted lanternfly and tree-of-heaven
  • Reporting your observations to iMapInvasives




Kristopher Williams
Invasive Species Coordinator, Capital Region PRISM
518-885-8995 ext. 2218


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Last updated April 18, 2022