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Talk on lanternfly is April 27 at Sherman Library


SHERMAN—The Sherman Library and the Sherman Conservation Commission will present “They’re Here: Spotted Lanternfly and Their Threat to Our State” Saturday, April 27, at 11 a.m. 

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect from parts of Asia, that has made it into the United States. Photo contributed

Tara Ewers, education coordinator at Great Hollow Preserve and Ecological Research Center in New Fairfield, will be the presenter at this in-person program at the Sherman Library, 1 Sherman Center. 

The spotted lanternfly is one of the newest invasive species. First detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, this insect has now spread to 14 other states, including Connecticut. During the presentation, attendees will learn how to identify it during its different life stages, the ecological threats the species poses, and the measures that can be taken to slow its spread.

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