It's called the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that can spread quickly.

It's called the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that can spread quickly.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, it was discovered in northwestern Pennsylvania in 2014.

The adult spotted lanternfly has grey wings with black spots and hind wings that are black and red. It leaves behind a sugary deposit on plants, encouraging mold and disease growth.

It was recently seen on Keuka Lake in Yates County.

Department of Environmental Conservation staff say that the pests feed on trees, grapevines and hops, leaving them vulnerable to disease.

If you spot one, NYS Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets urge residents to report their sighting to the following email address: spottedlanternfly@dec.ny.gov