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Biology’s Mark Willis discussed the invasive spotted lantern fly

Invasive lanternflies are spreading in the US: How to protect your property

Today: Mark Willis, a professor and chair of the Department of Biology, discussed the spread of the spotted lantern fly, a plant-hopping parasitoid now detected in 12 states across the U.S. “Their mouth parts are basically a straw,” he said. “So they stab them into plants and plant juices. Well, the plants need those plant juices to make new leaves and to make fruit.”