Be On The Lookout for Spotted Lanternflies
There is a bug that Michiganders need to be aware of, the spotted lanternfly. The bug may look pretty but don't be deceived by its looks...these bugs cause multi millions in damage.
According to FOX 17, the bugs are described to have speckled wings, long curved legs and some red that can only been seen when they fly.
The spotted lanternflies a moving across the East Coast and feasting on trees, agriculture and many forestry industries.
These bugs are currently hundreds of miles away, but like to lay their eggs on vehicles which means they can turn up anywhere.
The lanternflies have the potential to destroy the environment and this will hurt the economy as well.
The insects are based out of Asia but somehow wound up in Pennsylvania in 2014 and have been spreading to other states like Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.
Spotted lanternflies really like a lot of agriculture that is found in Michigan like wine grapes, cherries, hops and almost any woody plant.
These lanternflies could threaten a 350 million dollar industry so if you grow grapes or fruit trees you are going to want to know as much as you can about these flies and how to deal with them.