Biology’s Mark Willis shares concerns about growth of spotted lanternfly

‘Out of control’: NEO wine country braces for potential spotted lanternfly impact
WEWSMark Willis, professor of biology at the College of Arts and Science, noted that the growth of the spotted lanternfly is concerning because they’re capable of destroying acres worth of crops. “And their population keeps growing year after year,” WIllis said. “They’re, in some sense, out of control. There’s no natural biological agent, there’s no predators. It has no parasites. There’s nothing to stop their spread.”