Despite its common name, does not emit light.  Part of lanternfly  genus Lycorma in lanternfly  family Fulgoridae in 🐜︎🐛︎ true bugs  order Hemiptera in 🐞︎🐛︎🐜︎🐝︎ insect  class Insecta.

Native to 🇨🇳 China, 🇮🇳 India and 🇻🇳 Vietnam. Invasive > 🇨🇦+🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > Michigan MSUE article

Visually stunning, SLF has been reported to attack and feed on over 70 species of plants, including: [1] [2] [3]

tree of heaven (ToH)  Ailanthus altissima SLF's preferred host!,
🍁︎ maple  genus Acer (without leaves) :   vine maple  Acer circinatum, bigleaf maple  Acer macrophyllum, boxelder maple  Acer negundo, ◼︎ black maple  Acer nigrum, Japanese maple  Acer palmatum, striped maple  Acer pensylvanicum, 🇳🇴 🍁︎ Norway maple  Acer platanoides, sycamore maple  Acer pseudoplatanus, ◼︎ red maple  Acer rubrum, ◼︎ silver maple  Acer saccharinum, sugar maple  Acer saccharum, 🗻︎ mountain maple  Acer spicatum,
serviceberry  genus Amelanchier,
cherry birch  Betula lenta, ◼︎ American white birch/​paper birch  Betula papyrifera,
pignut hickory  Carya glabra,
dogwood  genus Cornus :   flowering dogwood  Cornus florida, Cornelian-cherry dogwood  Cornus mas; ◼︎ gray dogwood  Cornus racemosa, ◼︎ red osier dogwood  Cornus sericea,
American beech  Fagus grandifolia,
◼︎ white ash  Fraxinus americana,
butternut/​walnut  genus Juglans :   butternut  Juglans cinerea, ◼︎ eastern black walnut  Juglans nigra,
🌷︎ American tulip tree  Liriodendron tulipifera,
🍎︎ apple  genus Malus :   🍎︎ wild crabapple  Malus coronaria, 🍎︎ prairie crabapple  Malus ioensis, 🍎︎ common apple  Malus pumila,
◼︎ white mulberry  Morus alba,
◼︎ black tupelo/​black gum  Nyssa sylvatica,
Virginia creeper  Parthenocissus quinquefolia,
🌲︎ pine  genus Pinus :   ◼︎ whitebark pine  Pinus albicaulis jack pine  Pinus banksiana, lodgepole pine  Pinus contorta, shortleaf pine  Pinus echinata, limber pine / 🗻︎◼︎ Rocky Mountain white pine  Pinus flexilis, 🇪🇺 ◼︎ European black pine  Pinus nigra, longleaf pine  Pinus palustris, ponderosa pine  Pinus ponderosa, ◼︎ red pine  Pinus resinosa, pitch pine  Pinus rigida, ◼︎ eastern white pine  Pinus strobus, Scots pine  Pinus sylvestris, loblolly pine  Pinus taeda, scrub pine  Pinus virginiana,
American sycamore  Platanus occidentalis,
aspen/​cottonwood/​poplar  genus Populus :   ◼︎ white poplar  Populus alba, balsam poplar  Populus balsamifera, eastern cottonwood  Populus deltoides, big-toothed aspen  Populus grandidentata, ♒︎ swamp cottonwood  Populus heterophylla, balm of Gilead  Populus × jackii, 🇪🇺 ◼︎ European black poplar  Populus nigra, quaking aspen  Populus tremuloides,
almond / apricot / 🍒︎ cherry / 🍊︎ nectarine / 🍑︎ peach / plum  genus Prunus :   American plum  Prunus americana, 🍒︎ pin cherry  Prunus pensylvanica, ◼︎🍒︎ black cherry  Prunus serotina, 🍒︎ chokecherry  Prunus virginiana,
oak  genus Quercus :   ◼︎ white oak  Quercus alba, ♒︎ ◼︎ swamp white oak  Quercus bicolor, ◼︎ scarlet oak  Quercus coccinea, northern pin oak  Quercus ellipsoidalis, ◼︎ southern red oak  Quercus falcata, scrub oak  Quercus ilicifolia, shingle oak  Quercus imbricaria, bur oak  Quercus macrocarpa, ◼︎ blackjack oak  Quercus marilandica, rock chestnut oak  Quercus montana, chinquapin oak  Quercus muehlenbergii, ♒︎ water oak  Quercus nigra, pin oak  Quercus palustris, willow oak  Quercus phellos, 🇬🇧 English oak  Quercus robur, ◼︎ northern red oak  Quercus rubra, post oak  Quercus stellata, ◼︎ black oak  Quercus velutina, southern live oak  Quercus virginiana,
◼︎ black locust  Robinia pseudoacacia,
multiflora rose  Rosa multiflora, Japanese rose  Rosa rugosa,
willow  genus Salix :   ◼︎ white willow  Salix alba, peach-leaved willow  Salix amygdaloides, weeping willow  Salix babylonica, corkscrew willow  Salix matsudana, ◼︎ black willow  Salix nigra,
sassafras  Sassafras albidum,
Japanese snowbell  Styrax japonicus,
common lilac  Syringa vulgaris,
American basswood/​American linden  Tilia americana,
slippery elm/◼︎ red elm  Ulmus rubra and
🍇︎ grape  genus Vitis.

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