BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) – Cornell scientists have identified two naturally occurring fungi that kill the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species.
The spotted lanternfly eats away at the bark of trees. It’s a threat to some commercial crops that are big in New York like grapes and apples.
Laternflies have been found in a few New York counties but is not at a dangerous level. The Cornell scientists hope their research will find a way to control them before that happens.
They are working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Penn State.