Spotted lanternfly in all 21 counties of NJ, no need to report anymore

Cape May had been the last hurdle, but on Thursday the New Jersey Department of Agriculture said populations of spotted lanternflies were now found in all 21 counties of the Garden State.

A report from, citing a department spokesperson, appears to confirm that infestations have spread to Cape May County over the past month.

An email message from New Jersey 101.5 to the Department of Agriculture requesting independent confirmation was not immediately returned Thursday.

The spokesperson further told that residents are no longer being asked to report sightings of the invasive insect, saying the decision was made within the past week.

However, this report page was still active on Thursday.

“While we appreciate the public’s diligence in reporting sightings of spotted lanternflies, it is no longer necessary to report them to us,” the spokesperson told

New Jersey residents are always urged to crush these insects when and where they are seen — and not to trap them with glue or tape.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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