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Nightmare in the Vineyard: Mischief by the Spotted Lanternfly

October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In the never-ending stream of invasive species arriving in our land, the Spotted Lanternfly is on the move in Maryland and throughout the eastern United States. In this virtual (zoom) program, we will learn how the Spotted Lanternfly arrived in the US, how it spreads, where it is found, and its threats to crops, gardens, and landscapes. We will discuss the biology and ecology of spotted lanternfly and discover how Mother Nature is pushing back on this alien invader. Discover what you can do to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly and how you can put a beat-down on this pest in your landscape. Hire pest and termite control services to eliminate pests in your home.

Learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly here. 

Speaker Bio:  Mike Raupp is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland. His professional and extension achievements include more than 250 publications and 1300 presentations. A regular guest on NPR and PBS, Mike has appeared on all major television and radio networks in this country and several abroad with luminaries including Jay Leno, Hoda Kotb, Robin Roberts, and Kojo Nnamdi. His “Bug of the Week” website, www.bugoftheweek.com and Youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/BugOfTheWeek demystify insect behavior and natural history to tens of thousands of viewers weekly in more than 200 countries around the world. He has received more than a dozen international, national, and regional awards for his writing, scholarship, and scientific outreach. His most recent book “26 Things that Bug Me” introduces youngsters to the wonders of insects and natural history while “Managing Insect and Mites on Woody Landscape Plants” is a standard for the arboricultural industry.

FREE | Advance registration required. Space limited. 


October 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Howard County Conservancy
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