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Spotted Lanternfly and Emerald Ash Borer Information

Help Stop Spotted Lanternflies!

Spotted lanternflies (Lycorma delicatula) are invasive insects that damage a wide variety of plants and recently have been spreading throughout New Jersey, including Bergen County.

To help prevent them from becoming a problem on campus and in the region, be sure to check your vehicles and remove any spotted lanternflies and their egg masses before coming to campus.

If you find any spotted lanternflies on campus, please contact Please include the exact location on campus that the insect was found.

If possible, please attach pictures of the insect and the exact location for reference.

For more information on spotted lanternflies, visit The Department of Agriculture/Spotted Lanternfly



Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an invasive beetle that continues to kill hundreds of millions of Ash trees in North America, and was discovered to have reached New Jersey in 2014. Ramapo College of NJ, like other institutions, forests and residential areas across the state has been affected. The College is in the process of removing 96 trees that have been killed by this insect. In hopes to help maintain our decreasing Ash tree population on campus, Ramapo has initiated a program and has inoculated 51 trees to date.

If you have any questions, please contact For more information on Emerald Ash Borer, see:

Identifying the Emerald Ash Borer: