This is a spotted lantern fly that is an invasive species here. It showed up this summer in large numbers and has the fruit industry in a panic. It is a pretty insect but very destructive to fruit. check out this Youtube video to see how intense they can be. All I can say is thank goodness they don’t bite or sting.
That would make a killer trout fly!
Wow! What a beautiful creature!
Yes but if you are in the apple or grapes business, you want them gone.
Why is that so?
I think they are native to China? They absolutely ruin everything when they invade a vineyard or fruit farm.
Seems so sad to kill such beauties, but I understand.
yes, my neighbor kids were on a mission to get them. I figured there are so many, its no use bothering. they are pretty.
How can anything so beautiful, be so destructive, thank you for sharing