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Lanternflies on the Loose (Online Lecture)

About this event

What's black and white and red all over? Spotted lanternflies! These polka-dotted pests are wreaking havoc on East Coast crops and quickly spreading across the U.S. Join Emelie to learn more about the biology of these introduced insects and how invasive pests can have major effects on agricultural plants. Hear about how insect invasions happen and learn more about how farmers and researchers respond to waves of new pests.

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Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Emelie Swackhammer Horticulture Extension Educator @ Penn State University

    Emelie is a Horticulture Extension Educator at PennState University. She holds a B.S. degree in Plant Science from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University. Emelie is also an expert on the new invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly.

  • Team member
    Elizabeth Barton (she/her) Volunteer Coordinator & Education Specialist @ U.S. Botanic Garden

  • Team member
    Grace Anderson Education Specialist - Science Educator @ United States Botanic Garden

U.S. Botanic Garden

Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.