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Invasive Alert: Spotted Lanternfly

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Date Published
November 3, 2023
Episode Show Notes / Description
On this special edition of Spotlight on Natural Resources, hear from Scott Schirmer, State Plant Regulatory Official with Illinois Department of Agriculture, and Chris Evans, Forestry Extension and Research Specialist with University of Illinois Extension as we talk about Spotted Lanternfly. Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that has been confirmed in Illinois for the first time in September 2023. After chatting about Spotted Lanternfly, stick around as Chris takes a deep dive into invasive species in general, including what you can do to help stop the spread.

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