"Mom, look! Isn't that bug so pretty?!?" My son and I were waiting for my in-laws at a New York Welcome Center and since we were early, we decided to kill some time by checking out the information center inside.

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My son wasn't wrong, the bug certainly is pretty but looks can be deceiving. This particular bug is an invasive species known to threaten timber, plants, and more and is such a huge threat that the Welcome Center had an entire display of it and the importance of killing it on sight. The bug? The spotted lanternfly.

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