Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma deliculata) in New Jersey

The Spotted Lanternfly aka Lycorma delicata has invaded NJ. Previously it had invaded Pennsylvania.

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Time to do some research…

Looks like there are two varieties.

Info from:

GENERAL CATALOGUE OF THE HEMIPTERA, W. E. CHINA, General Editor, H. M. PARSHLEY, Managing Editor FASCICLE IV FULGOROIDEA PART 9 FULGORIDAE , Z. P. METCALF, College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina. Link.

Genus LYCORMA Stal.

delicatula White:

  • 1845 Aphaena delicatula White, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 15: 37. [n. sp.] 1 Anhwei 1
  • 1846 Aphana delicatula White, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 17 : 330. [Com- China 2 parative note.* Kiangsu*
  • 1850 A\phana\ delicatula Schaum, Allgemeine Encyklopadie Ersch und Kwangtung 4 Gruber 51 : 66. [Listed.]* Assam (?)*
  • 1851 Aphaena delicatula Walker, List of Homopterous Insects 2: 282. Japan* [Catalogued.] 4 Equals Aphana delicatula White. Assam 7
  • 1859 Aphaena delicatula Dohrn, Catalogus Hemipterorum 1859: 57. Hopeh* [Listed.] 4 Oriental
  • 1862 Aphaena delicatula Stal, Ol’v. Svenska Vet. Akad. Forh. 19: 485. Region* Equals Aphaena operosa Walk. Indo-China 10
  • 1863 L[ycorma] delicatula Stal, Stett. Ent. Zeit. 24 : 234. [Key, de- India 11 scribed, comparative note.] :232. Equals [Aphaena] delicatula Kyushu 13 White. Manchuria 1 *
  • 1885 Lycorma delicatula Atkinson, Jour. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 54: 150. Loo-Choo [Described, comparative notes.] 1,4 ‘ 5 Equals Aphana delicatula Island 14 White. Equals Aphaena delicatula Walk. Equals Aphaena operosa Kiangsi 15 Walk. Okinawa 15
  • 1898 Lycorma delicatula Horvith, Reise des Grafen B61a Szechenyi in Ostasien 2: 554. [Notes.]* Equals Aphana delicatula White.
  • 1900 Lycorma de icatula Matsumura, Ent. Nachr. 26: 206 (2). [Listed.] 1 * Equals A phaena operosa Walk. Equals Aphaena delicatula WTiite.
  • 1901 [ Lycorma ] delicatula Horvdth, Zoologische Ergebnisse des Grafen Eugen Zichy 2: 256. [Listed.]*
  • 1905 Lycorma delicatula Matsumura, [1000 Insects of Japan] 2: [58]; PI. XXI, Fig. 9. [Described, illustrated.]*
  • 1906 Lycorma delicatula Distant, Fauna of British India 3: 207. [Described, comparative note.]*’ 7 Equals Aphaena [delicatula White]. Equals Aphaena operosa Walk.
  • 1907 Lycorma delicatula Oshanin, Ann. Mus. Zool. St Petersburg 12: 224. [Cata- logue.]* *’ 7 ‘ 8 ‘* Equals Aphaena delicatula White. Equals Aphaena operosa Walk.
  • 1912 Lycorma delicatula Licent, Rccherches d’Anatomie des Homopteres 1912: 9. [Listed.] :1 10. [Morphology of malphigian tubules.] :1 16; Fig. 36t. [Morphology of digestive system, illustrated.]
  • 1912 Lycorma delicatula Oshanin, Katalog Palaarktischen Hemipteren 1912: 114- [Listed.]*’*’* Equals [ Lycorma j operosa Walk.
  • 1918 Lycorma delicatula Distant, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 1: 198. [Listed.] 10
  • 1925 Aphaena delicatula Sherborn, Index Animalium 8: 1830. [Listed.]
  • 1929 Lycorma delicatula Wisherd and Murayama, Nat. Geogr. Mag. 56: 43; PL VH, Fig. 3. [Listed, illustrated.]*’ 11
  • 1930 Lycorma delicatula Matsumura, The Illustrated Thousand Insects of Japan 1 : [39]; PL V, Fig. 9. [Described, illustrated.]*
  • 1931 Lycorma delicatula Chu, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull. 5 (3) : 33. [Life history.] 1 * 15 cm SciELO
  • 1931 Lycorma ddicatulum [sic] Matsumura, 6000 Illustrated Insects of Japan Empire
  • 1931: [1269]; 1 Fig. [Described, illustrated.]®
  • 1932 Lycorma ddicatulum [sic] Matsumura, Illustrated Common Insects of Japan 4: 72, 106; PI. XVIII, Fig. 11. [Described, illustrated.] 1 ‘ 1218
  • 1933 Lycorma ddicatula Kato, Three Colour Illustrated Insects of Japan 4: PI. 5, Fie. 3. [Illustrated.] 6
  • 1933 Lycorma ddicatula Kato, Catalog of Japanese Insects 1: 37. [Listed.] 6
  • 1934 Lycorma ( Aphaena ) ddicatula Kishida, Kontyil 8: 185. [Notes.] 6
  • 1934 Lycorma ddicatula Lieu, Yearbook Bur. Ent. Hangchow 1933: 1-25; Pis. I-V [Morphology, illustrated.] :2. [Listed.] 8
  • 1935 Lycorma ddicatula Kato, Rept. First Sci. Exp. Manchoukuo 9 (36): 1, 3, 5; PI. I. [Described, illustrated.] 8 – 6 – 718 Equals Aphaena ddicatula White. :1, 4, 7. [Listed.] 6 – 7 – u.u.n Equals Aphana ddicatula White. :4. [Comparative note.]
  • 1935 L[ycorma] ddicatula Wu, Catalogus Insectorum Sinensium 2: 98. [Catalogued.] 1 – 8 – 6 – 7,8.u Equals Aphaena [ddicatula White.]
  • 1939 Lycorma ddicatula Liu, Psyche 46: 25. [Economics.] 8

delicatula var. operosa Walker

  • 1858 Aphaena operosa Walker, List of Homopterous Insects. Supple- North China 1 ment 1858: 46. [n. sp., comparative note.] 1 India 8
  • 1862 Aphaena operosa Stal, Ofv. Svenska Vet. Akad. Forh. 19: 485. To China 8 Aphaena ddicatula White.
  • 1885 Aphaena operosa Atkinson, Jour. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 54: 150. To Lycorma ddicatula White.
  • 1894 Aphana operosa Brongniart, Recherches a l’Histoire des Insectes Fossiles 1: 270. [Listed.] :274; PI. XXVIII, Figs. 10, 11. [Venation, illustrated.]
  • 1900 Aphaena operosa Matsumura, Ent. Nachr. 26: 206 (2). To Lycorma ddicatula White.
  • 1906 [Lycorma ddicatula] operosa Distant, Fauna of British India 3: 207. [Described.] 8 – 8
  • 1906 Aphaena operosa Distant, Fauna of British India 3: 207. To Lycorma ddicatula White.
  • 1907 Aphaena operosa Oshanin, Ann. Mus. Zool. St. Petersburg 12: 224. To Lycorma ddicatula White.
  • 1912 [ Lycorma ] operosa Oshanin, Katalog Palaarktischen Hemiptera 1912: 114. To Lycorma ddicatula White.
  • 1935 [Lycorma ddicatula ] operosa Wu, Catalogus Insectorum Sinensium 2: 98. [Catalogued.] 8 Equals Aphaena [ddicatula operosa Walk.]

Here’s a screen capture form The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma … ed. by W.T. Blanford.. Sorry no text — the OCR was a bit messy.

Insect Rivals of the Rainbow, Plate VII

I have this one on the wall of my office. Insect Rivals of the Rainbow, Plate VII from National Geographic magazine circa July 1929. This plate features cicadas, plant & frog hoppers.

Plate VII - Insect Rivals of the Rainbow

Click the image for a larger version.

Featured on the plate:

#2 Indian Lantern Fly, Saiva cardinalis (Butler, 1874).
#3 Asiatic Lantern Fly, aka Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White, 1845)
#5 Mexican Lantern Fly, Enchophora stillifera (Stål, 1862)
#7 Philippine Lantern Fly, Aphana astraea Stål, 1864
#8 Philippine Frog-hopper, Gynopygoplax theora (White, 1845)
#10 Brazilian Frog-hopper, Tomaspis furcata (Germar, 1821)