Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) Metamorphosis Watercolor Art
A reproduction of my watercolor painting, “Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) and the Hosts, Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) , Blackberries & Wild Grapes”
Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was a new pest introduced in late 2014 to Pennsylvania, USA. This painting “Spotted Lanternfly and the Hosts” shows the metamorphosis of a Spotted Lanternfly from an egg mass, which is covered by a grey mud-like covering to early and later nymphs, and then to an adult. Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), blackberries and wild grapes are three of the main hosts and the list is expanding. I am using my painting to raise people’s awareness of these newest beautiful but harmful insects so that we can help prevent them from spreading but save our Pennsylvania environment and related industries.